Reduce Long-term Costs
You need to ensure reliable and secure maintenance of employee, member or donor records and other sensitive information. If you’re using traditional data storage, you know how expensive that can be. 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 organization.
Improve Accessibility and Collaboration
Remote work in America exploded during the covid-19 pandemic, and remains in place for many businesses, including nonprofits and associations. Cloud migration results in increased accessibility, giving you and your staff convenient anywhere, anytime access to files and other documents crucial to your day-to-day work. Popular collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams work well in the cloud, making it so much easier to connect with your team members as you prepare your next big presentation or campaign.
Your organization maintains files and information that you may need to protect in order to stay compliant. Any breaches or other loss of this valuable data could result in compliance fines or worse, damage to your firm’s reputation you worked so hard to build. With cloud storage, you won’t need to worry about the safety of your records and other essential documents. 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.
Cloud migration will give your organization future flexibility. With no physical storage limitations on your end, you can have as much or as little storage as you need right now. But what about the future? You can project where your nonprofit or association will be in the next two to three years, but you never know when a unique opportunity for growth will come along. With the ability to easily scale up your storage without the hassle of installing more equipment, you can confidently say yes.
The cloud can serve as a backup of your organization’s data. If data is erased in your 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 your nonprofit or association from the inconvenience and potential compliance repercussions that losing data could cause, not to mention a hit to your reputation.
For the above reasons, cloud migration is essential for your nonprofit or association if you still store all data in-house. Thinking about adding cloud services to your business? Visit our technology solutions page to get started!