Cloud hosting empowers your organization with the accessibility and security it needs to do business anytime, anywhere. More than 90% of companies perform their computing in the cloud, and it stands to reason. There is a multitude of benefits to cloud-based hosting for small and medium-sized businesses, from reduced costs and infrastructure to accessibility, scalability, and more, across core areas of business operations.
The primary reason for moving to the cloud is the ability to securely access data anywhere, anytime, from any device. This capability directly enables productive work-from-home and remote work environments, especially in light of mandated COVID-19 business closures and self-quarantines.
“Typical employers will save at least $11,000/year for every employee who works remotely half of the time.” – KATE LISTER, PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL WORKPLACE ANALYTICS
There are three types of cloud platforms that businesses need to consider:
Primary concerns regarding the cloud are privacy and security, but the cloud is more secure than traditional data infrastructure. Privacy and security are the main concerns regarding any form of data processing and computing. But according to the global research and advisory firm Gartner, public clouds will have “60% fewer security incidents than traditional data centers” in the coming year. Gartner also estimates that 95% of security issues will result from incidents such as employees clicking on compromised links or downloading virus-ridden files–security concerns that can also be mitigated by your managed IT services provider.
Cloud vendors offer three types of services:
Professional services, combined with discrete manufacturing and banking, account for more than 33% of global spending on cloud computing. The professional services industry was initially estimated to spend at least $20 billion on cloud services by 2020. Globally, the market for cloud computing was expected to grow to a staggering $623.3 billion by 2023. Industry experts have yet to establish a new estimate since the pandemic hit.
Moving to the cloud is an integral part of remaining competitive, productive, and moving your business forward.
At MidnightBlue, we believe that small and medium-sized businesses deserve the same solutions and benefits as large enterprise organizations–regardless of budget. With BlueSky, companies can securely host operations and data on our cloud-based platform, reduce physical infrastructure and costs, and scale for changes and growth. BlueSky gives businesses the affordability, security, and flexibility to enhance work environments and deliver on customer expectations. Contact us today to learn more about integrating cloud solutions into your business.