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5 Reasons Your Business Should Move to the Cloud

Below are the 5 reasons your organization should  move to the cloud. What you should know about moving your organization to the cloud and the benefits of making the switch.

Learn about the security advantages and migration techniques of cloud-based tools. You may have heard a lot about the benefits of the cloud, but do you know why—or how —it can help  drive greater impact?

From security advantages and organizational control of data to ease of use and in-creased agility, cloud-based tools can help your mission.

In fact, by transitioning to a cloud environment, you can take advantage of:

1. Cloud-based applications are here to stay.

2. Security comes standard.

As cloud technology improves, security fears lessen. In a survey of enterprise IT managers, security is no longer ranked as the #1 concern when it comes to cloud computing. (3)

Enterprise IT managers who have rated cloud security as a significant challenge:

56% of organizations reported storing sensitive or confidential data in the cloud in 2016. (4)

One of the biggest advantages of moving to the public cloud is the security team that comes with it. By moving to an enterprise-level public cloud, you’ll experience:

3. Move at your own pace.

Cloud migration does not need to happen all at once, and it’s recommended to migrate to the cloud over time with a hybrid approach—the combination of an on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services.

On average in 2015, businesses were simultaneously experimenting with and running data on 3 public clouds and 3 private clouds. (3)

4. Using the cloud doesn’t mean new tool.

Moving to a cloud-based solution doesn’t have to mean retraining employees.

Many solutions allow you to use the same applications your employees are used to, with access to files anywhere online.

5. The sky’s the limit.

Cloud adopters see various benefits from their technology, although businesses’ top-cited benefits in 2016 include: (3)


SOURCES: 1 Report: Cloud Market Cap to Pass $500 Billion by 2020, Forbes, Alex Konrad 2 Cloud: The Technology Powerhouse, IDG Enterprise, 2015 3 State of the Cloud Report, RightScale, 2016 4 2016 Global Encryption Trends Study, The Ponemon Institute and Thales e-Security, February 2016 5 Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Office 365, Forrester, August 2015


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