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The Cloud – Should I Migrate?

Every day, businesses collect, store and manage company data. From the emails we send, to the documents we share, data is the lifeblood of any business. So, it makes sense that businesses would invest in software and robust solutions to protect it, correct?

Cloud storage has been around for a while, no longer considered a new and emerging technology, cloud storage is certainly here to stay and has long since taken over traditional local network storage.

So, should your business migrate to a cloud-based solution? Let’s explore the facts.

Chances are, if you’re reading this you are likely using an in-house server and have your business files stored on your own local network, most probably managed with a manual backup. In simple terms, your whole business sits within your four walls. Have you considered what would happen if your business went up in smoke? If your business falls victim to a cybersecurity attack or if your server simply fails?

Many businesses take comfort in knowing that their data is in-house, but with significant advancements in technology and cybersecurity, you must ask, is your traditional storage still up to the task?

With a cloud-based solution, your files are managed, stored, and kept secure using the highest specification technologies, back-ups are automatic and software updates are routinely managed. If disaster strikes, your files can be swiftly recovered and restored, ensuring minimal downtime and business continuity. Businesses need to think of a cloud-based data solution as an off-site, secure, managed IT infrastructure.

With a cloud-based solution, you are also able to offload the cost of ongoing server maintenance and costly software updates by condensing this all into one monthly fixed price, giving business owners peace of mind that they will not incur any costly server expenses. Currently, a new server can cost businesses anything up from £10,000. With cloud hosting You will only ever pay for what you need, with many IT providers such as Ghost Enterprises adopting a pay-per-seat model, cloud storage caters to businesses of every size, with scalable plans to fit and adapt to your business requirements.

Moving with the times

Many businesses now operate outside the traditional 9 to 5. With many employers promoting flexible and hybrid working positions, businesses need a reliable IT infrastructure, one that will work for their business and its users. A cloud-based solution allows users to access their files wherever and whenever they need them on whatever medium. This is especially useful if your business requires frequent travel or if your business is based across different sites or even time zones. When you use cloud storage you’re not restricted by location, ensuring your business can offer the same continuation of service, whether your colleagues are based in or away from the office.

Secure solution

A business is only as good as its data and when there’s a threat to that data, it can throw a business into turmoil, potentially accumulating in a loss in earnings. With cloud-based storage, you are protected by more robust security measures and controls, your data is also protected by end-to-end encryption. Professional cloud storage firms, such as Ghost Enterprises offer more advanced data security than is otherwise available direct to businesses through efforts of their own. Defending your business from IT security threats is something that should not be overlooked, and a cloud-based solution is the first step to future-proofing and protecting your business for years to come.

To speak to one of our IT professionals about our cloud-based data solutions please contact us on 01245 208080.

– By Holly

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