• Why Should You Get On The Cloud?

  • Why businesses should take to the cloudA recent article by The Guardian (UK) states that the cloud industry is set to see a growth of around 30% soon. But many small and medium business owners are still struggling to make sense of the cloud or cloud computing and how it can benefit them. If you are one of them, then read on to see  what’s in store for you when you migrate to the cloud.

    Benefits of migrating to the cloud

    1. Connectivity – Being on the cloud gives you unparalleled connectivity to your data—from anywhere and at any time. All you need is a device that can connect you to the web and you are set!

    2. Save On Hardware Costs – Using the cloud for certain programs spares you the cost of investing in specific hardware. Even devices as simple as your smartphone or a tablet can help you access those applications so you don’t have to spend money on dedicated hardware. Studies have shown that cloud users end up enjoying as much as a 17% IT cost reduction compared to their non-cloud counterparts.

    3. Cloud Enables SAAS – The cloud allows you to use software as a service. Microsoft 365 is one such example. When you use software as a service, you enjoy certain benefits such as more regular updates at a lower cost and the ability to have anyone work on the program for you by sharing the access credentials with them.

    4. More Efficient Use of IT Staff – Moving to a cloud-based environment puts the burden of maintenance and downtime reduction on your service provider. That means you can use your limited IT staff more efficiently and also don’t have to worry about the costs associated with such maintenance or downtime.

    5. Improved Productivity – Studies have shown that cloud users enjoy better productivity than their non-cloud counterparts. This could be because cloud service providers are better equipped to handle any IT eventualities than the average SMBs.

    So, perhaps it’s time to ‘get cloudy’ and enjoy all that the cloud has to offer you and your small or midsized business. And…if you need help in doing that, The City Tech Group is just a phone call away at (281) 898-7221, so feel free to Contact Us.

    Reminder, we can not only assist you with your cloud computing needs but are also available to be your 24/7 help desk support, network service provider or support or provide you with IT consulting services to maximize your IT department whether you are in the Greater Houston area or outside of the state of Texas!