Businesses are transitioning to the cloud as accessibility and pricing models are now making it an advantage. There’s no one-size-fits-all with the cloud and it’s often not an immediate decision as there’s planning and budgeting involved. Here’s an overview of the cloud basics and how it might help your business.
What It Is
We’ve been using elements of cloud computing for some time. But, for a business it means moving all, or parts, of the productivity and data management that’s traditionally been taken care of by hardware and servers at your physical location to an off-premise location. Many companies are finding ways to move to the cloud by taking a hybrid approach, determining what needs to be owned and on premise, compared to what is best managed by a third party.
How It Helps
There are many benefits, but there are a few that stand out. The cloud service you need, might be less expensive than keeping up with new hardware purchases and associated licensing. You also typically pay only for what you need and the costs are smoothed, so you can make informed budgeting decisions. You also will enjoy the latest and greatest technology, without having to upgrade hardware or update software. An example of this is Microsoft’s Office 365. You pay for only what services you need, as a monthly fee, and Microsoft keeps up-to-date with the technology.
Working with the Experts
Having a basic understand of cloud computing is great, but it’s helpful to partner with trained and experienced professionals. An IT company that specializes in cloud computing can ensure that you are prudently making the right choices to meet your business needs and budget, too.
Want to learn more about cloud computing and how it can help your business? Call the Nextrio team at (520) 519-6301. We are proud to offer managed services in Tucson and the surrounding areas. If you are interested in discovering how our IT company can work for you, please do not hesitate to stop by and see us or visit our website.