Don’t get caught up in the marketing hype. There are four key triggers that bring companies to cloud computing.
Changing the way you approach IT
By migrating to the cloud, the backbone of your infrastructure will be managed by experts. It’s an opportunity to do more while investing less in internal talent and IT infrastructure.
Rob Bracey, CEO of Quartet explains, “Provisioning IT services is getting more complicated than any one person can handle.”
The cloud provides dedicated resources that scale to your specific needs.
Software upgrades demand more power
In April 2014 Microsoft is phasing out support for Windows XP and Office 2003.
When you go through a update like moving off of XP, consider if the cloud is a better option than buying new hardware and software to support your company’s IT needs.
A transition is an opportunity to analyze the cost-benefits of using the cloud to run your systems.
More value per person
You don’t need to over invest in IT to support your peak periods. Cloud services offer with flexible storage options, dedicated staff and powerful infrastructure.
Not every organization will benefit from reduced costs, especially with companies with less than 10 employees. The cloud provides scalability, and each company should analyze their needs individually.
Jump strategically into the cloud
The trends show mid-market companies are moving towards the cloud for a variety of reasons:
- Ease of use
- Reduce costs
Take a look at your upcoming needs. Should you be taking a look at the cloud for your company?
Virtually every local IT provider is offering cloud services. Unlike many other companies, we own our own servers and don’t rely on someone else’s infrastructure.
Quartet manages two clouds, and both backup each other continuously. This makes our disaster recovery service very reliable and desirable.
Furthermore, our servers were also partially funded by the Canadian government. As a way of keeping customers in Canada and meeting border legalities, our cloud services replicated that of the United States, with robust infrastructure and similar service delivery.