Business resistance to the cloud migration

Cloud migration is becoming a vital cog in the blueprint of growing businesses and it’s not hard to see why…

 

Speed, control and enhanced technology, it seems bizarre that there are nay-sayers to its blatant advantages…

However, there is still a resistance to implement it into the workplace – usually expressed through the ‘Five stages of grief’ brilliantly explained by Diginomica:

 

 1. DismissalThe cloud is too immature, I will never use it

 2. Wrath The cloud is too insecure, uncontrolled, I can’t trust it with my data

 3. Negotiation It looks impressive, but I’m better off with a hybrid approach

 4. Despondence I can still survive for a while, it’s not that bad…

 5. Acceptance …maybe I can partner with a cloud company.

 

Being experts in Cloud Migration, we understand it’s hard for businesses to get past the hurdle of accepting new technology. Especially when the benefits of cloud services out way those of storing it on physical network.

It’s easy to overlook the basic advantages, so we thought we would outline them in a brief and digestible way.

Faster deployment times + Scalability

Migration to the cloud means that you will be able to deploy your apps, software and services much more quickly than ever before. As this eliminates the need of buying servers, installing the needed operating system and setting it up in on a network.

Alongside this, scalability is a major enhancement of Cloud migration. Before, your data storage is constrained physically meaning you are restricted in how you can scale your environment to meet the demands and requirements of your business.

Enhanced security features

When you migrate to the cloud, your cloud providers will take care of the tougher security issues. Issues like managing unwanted traffic flooding your network, or potential data breaches. As everything is synced and connected, threats can be managed and solved with more responsiveness than before.

This isn’t to say that you aren’t 100% protected, but it means that you are in a better position to resist attacks than you would be on a physical server. Getting extra protection is always recommended, especially when they work in conjunction with the cloud services you choose.

Greater flexibility

Cloud services are perfect for businesses with high hopes and ambitions. The flexibility it can provide can mean that jumps in bandwidth can be done with ease. This is the same if more memory or storage is needed. No more installing hardware, the cloud can expand as your business does.

Cost management

A common preconception is that cloud migration is an expensive and pricey option, when really it isn’t. Most providers will allow your business to autoscale – meaning you are in control of adding or removing services when you need them.

With this approach, you can even monitor time and save cost by only charging for the time those additional machines are up and running (obviously if this applies to your business and sector!)

Environmentally friendly

Last (but certainly not least) is that migrating to the cloud isn’t purely a selfish act, as the environment reaps the benefits too.

When your cloud needs to fluctuate in size, physically nothing changes. Meaning your business is only responsible for the energy you need and you don’t create damages to the environment by using sustainable solutions.

If you are interested in migrating to the cloud, or want to learn about how cloud services could benefit your company. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

If you’re looking to learn more about how your IT systems can be protected. Get in contact with us on 02920 887 362 or send us an email at info@excellence-it.co.uk

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