For a growing business, figuring out how to do IT better can be the difference between stagnation and success. Moving from legacy IT tools to sophisticated cloud solutions is often where this growth begins.
However, it can be intimidating to do it alone. Many businesses stick to their tried-and-true tools without exploring any other options, afraid of taking on more risk, debt, or liability without the help of an expert.
Unfortunately, there are more risks to sticking with the status quo than most people realize. If your current IT infrastructure can’t handle your current workload, it can bring down the productivity of your whole operation. In addition to this slow and steady frustration, there are larger issues like hardware or software failure, disasters, or malicious breaches that can be catastrophic if you don’t have the infrastructure and expertise to deal with them quickly.
If you’re struggling to figure out how to use your IT spend or how to plan for future growth, a move to the cloud can make a huge difference. In this article, we’ll show you the many ways your company could benefit. Then, we’ll explain how you can get there with help from the experts at Protocol Networks, one of the most well-respected IT companies in Massachusetts, with more than 20 years of experience partnering with companies just like yours.
How Will Your Company Benefit From a Move to the Cloud?
One of the biggest reasons why companies stagnate is because their IT infrastructure is not set up to facilitate growth. Although many of the benefits of investing in a smarter cloud solution begin in your IT department, it doesn’t take long for them to be felt throughout the company and in your relationships with customers and clients.
Here are some of the most common benefits you can expect when you invest in better cloud services.
The cloud reduces IT overhead
Many businesses believe that the best way to facilitate growth is to stack their IT department with staff, to ensure that no question or issue will go unanswered. Unfortunately, if your current IT infrastructure is old and out of date, dealing with this can easily eat up the majority of your team’s time, regardless of how many employees you have at work.
Moving to the cloud can reduce the number of ongoing issues that your team needs to deal with, allowing them to refocus their attention on work that helps grow your business.
Better cloud services can flatten your IT head count
When you aren’t being proactive with your IT services, it’s easy to hire wildly during busy periods, only to find yourself with a much higher salary spend than you need at other points in the year when things are quieter.
Investing in cloud services helps reduce the number of highs and lows in your IT capabilities, leaving you with a much more manageable and predictable workload. This helps to flatten your IT head count, leaving you with a reasonable number of IT team members who can safely handle the ongoing volume of work.
The cloud offers flexibility where you need it most
Unlike most hardware or software investments, cloud solutions are adaptable and offer much-needed flexibility. If you’re buying hardware or signing up for a software licensing agreement, that flexibility just doesn’t exist.
With cloud services, it’s easy to add on more capacity when you need it or reduce it if your needs change. This flexibility is especially welcome when you’re first starting out, since it gives you the freedom to experiment and make mistakes, knowing that you can easily and quickly alter your spend or capacity once the new setup is more familiar.
Secure cloud services reassure customers that you can protect their data
Maintaining a legacy suite of tools can unwittingly leave loopholes and other vulnerable areas that can be exploited by bad actors to gain access to your sensitive data.
Instead of maintaining a vulnerable network of IT tools, prioritize your security by making the switch to the cloud. The best and most reliable cloud services have cybersecurity baked into every level of their system, so you can reassure customers and clients that you continue to prioritize the safety of their data.
The Benefits of Partnering With Protocol Networks
While there are many benefits to making a move to the cloud, the reality is that cloud services can feel out of reach unless you have experts by your side who can help you make the transition.
At Protocol Networks, we prioritize our partnerships with clients and work diligently to ensure that your cloud solution meets and exceeds your needs. Here’s how.
We’re always there when you need us
You can always plan for expected growth, but some situations are out of your control. When these incidents arise, you can count on us to have your back. We’re always available when our partners need help and can step in to provide resources and support when you need it most.
Cybersecurity is built into our approach
We choose our vendors carefully, and every organization we work with has a similar approach to cybersecurity. This allows us to offer our partners best-of-breed solutions that are designed with cybersecurity incorporated at every level.
Why Choose Protocol Networks as Your Cloud Solutions Provider
From the initial consultation to the rollout of your new cloud solution, you can count on Protocol Networks to be there with you every step of the way. We work diligently to ensure that we’re offering all our partners a solution that is flexible, secure, and responsive to their needs.
Want to learn more about our approach to the cloud? Get in touch with us today to get the conversation started.