If you are looking to save money, if your infrastructure is getting old or if your systems are not manageable anymore, doesn’t matter which are the reasons, well, you should consider moving your business to the Cloud.
Nowadays, numerous companies choose to simplify when it comes to logistics, to outsource. Business administrators are more focused on delivering their products or services to their clients and not so much on solving IT issues by keeping an IT department functional. This is why they tend to externalize by hiring an IT support company that will handle the data storage aspect, hardware and software elements, features and so on.
When it comes to cloud, we know that cloud computing can be deployed faster, it involves minimal project start-up expenses and predictable prospective costs. So rather than acquiring expensive equipment for your company’s IT department, you should reduce your current costs by using a professional cloud services provider.
Companies started to use cloud services from quite some time now. It is no longer a brand new service. There are plenty of companies offering cloud hosting services, you just need to choose the best one for your business. Comparing offers is, in my opinion, the tricky part. I will tell you more about it in just a few moments.
I wanted to share with anyone interested some other cloud benefits like for instance: the fact that your files or applications can be easily accessed using the internet by you and your team, from anywhere in the world simultaneously. You don’t have to worry about security or about creating and testing your new disaster recovery plan. Cloud technology is probably the best in keeping your documents safe.
Now, regarding choosing your cloud services provider. In case you want to use public cloud companies such as AWS or Microsoft Azure and you probably need AWS consulting, you must choose a company that is AWS certified. Another aspect you should consider is to look only after mature IT companies. Age matters when it comes to superior technologies.
Moreover, it is crucial to verify provider’s reputation: check testimonials and awards. A positive record is always provable. Check customer services, technical support, ask a lot of questions. It will probably take time, but for the long term, it’s convenient.
There are several AWS, Azure consulting companies you may choose from. Competition among IT support companies has increased, so their offers tend to be more attractive from one year to another.
Regarding cost, obviously, we can’t neglect this aspect, but we all know that quality products and services cost. You don’t want to pay less at first and for solving problems to pay extra, right? The provider you pick should offer you solutions according to your company’s pricing structure with costs that you can afford. This is why you need a personalized solution: budget and services.
Finally, it is also very important for managers to clearly understand all the cloud service solutions, strategies offered by the provider, because at the end of the day you want to measure success, to do that you need to have all the puzzle pieces in place.