How Hard Could Migrating to the Cloud be?
By: NexTel Australia
September 7, 2019
Migrating to the Cloud Is Not as Hard as You Might Think
Every business wants fast, easy and effective access to their data and information. To install and maintain your own infrastructure to consistently achieve this can be very expensive and time consuming. This is the reason the cloud has become such an instant hit. Instead of buying your own, you access just part of a service provider’s much larger infrastructure, using just as much as you need. As your needs grow or shrink, you can adjust your cloud service to suit. There really isn’t much you can’t buy on the cloud. ERP systems, project management tools, word processing, spreadsheets, email and CRM are all available.
Very often, you will also pay way less than if you bought, installed and ran your own systems – especially when you consider that support for cloud systems is usually included in the monthly fee. All you need on your premises is a fast internet connection and a set of devices such as desktops, laptops, printers, tablets and phones. If you get the right cloud deal – you can get these devices included as well! Migrating to the cloud makes a lot of sense – both from a cost and management perspective.
There are other less obvious benefits of migrating to the cloud as well. Availability is higher as most of these services are being paid for a level of service that usually around 99.9%. If the service level drops below that, they get refund claims… and none of them want that. Disaster recovery is also improved. Some of the other benefits are:
Because your services are all on the cloud, your team will be able to access your business’ systems and information almost anywhere.
Your IT Team Will be More Effective
Let’s face it – IT staff are an expensive necessity. Do you really want them bogged down with fixing broken Microsoft Office installations – or would you rather them focus on business improvement projects (where they often carry the most knowledge).
Your Next Steps
Nobody would pretend that migrating to the cloud will be a walk in the park. You need to take many factors into account such as how much of your IT function you want to migrate and over what period of time. NexTel’s expert cloud migration team can assist you with all aspects of the project.