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5 Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud

By Higher Information Group on February 9, 2023 | Technology Solutions

Technology continues to become a more crucial part of doing business and running a company in today’s world. With more work being done remotely than ever before, using the cloud is a must for almost any business. Here are 5 benefits of migrating to the cloud.

1. Reduce long-term costs

Traditional data storage can be expensive. Buying all the necessary hardware and paying for installation will set you back in the short term. Maintaining it and keeping it running smoothly will be an unpredictable long-term cost.  With the cloud, all your data and files can be easily stored at a flat recurring subscription fee. You only pay for whatever storage you use, and there are no unpredictable maintenance costs to your business.

2. Improve accessibility and collaboration

Remote work in America exploded during the covid-19 pandemic. Cloud migration helped companies accommodate social distancing practices while allowing them to continue doing business successfully. With the cloud, employees can login and access data from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This allows for a seamless transition from working in the office to working at home.

3. Boost security

With most cloud providers, your business doesn’t need to worry about protecting your data in the cloud. Providers invest a lot of money into cloud security. As a result, the current infrastructure for cloud security is very advanced. According to an article by CNBC, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) projects that a quantum computer won’t be able to break the current infrastructure until sometime in 2030.

4. Easily scalable

Cloud migration allows businesses to have future flexibility. It is hard to accurately project how much your business will grow in the next 2 years, let alone the next 5-10. With no physical storage limitations on your end, you can have as much or as little storage as you need right now. This flexibility lets businesses easily scale up or back and save the hassle of installing more equipment.

5. Reliable Backups

The cloud can serve as a backup of your company’s data. If data is erased in the company’s in-house data center, the cloud will be able to help you restore that data. Acting as a safety net, cloud-backed data can save businesses from the inconvenience and financial repercussions that losing data could cause.

Cloud migration is essential for companies that still store all data in-house. Thinking about adding cloud services to your business? Visit our technology solutions page to get started!

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