Even with all the hype about the cloud and plenty of case studies, some companies are still reluctant to adopt the technology. Often, this reluctance is a result of the lack of education and understanding surrounding why cloud adoption might be the best strategy to improve business processes and/or create a positive impact on their company’s bottom line.
To help companies understand why cloud adoption is on the rise and could be a key to improving their business processes, here are three key reasons why some companies are choosing to adopt and implement cloud technology strategies to run their businesses better.
- Accessibility – One of the most beneficial capabilities of cloud computing is the power to store information and make it accessible from anywhere. Companies who have a mobile strategy and have remote workers need to consider the ease (or lack thereof) of employees accessing data. As an example, if your company has a central database or drive where information is stored, it may only be available when you’re logged into a specific network and in the office. By using a cloud-based storage system or cloud-based software, anyone, anywhere can access the information with the proper login credentials and security clearance.
- Efficiency – Running cloud applications can be far more efficient and increase speed in processing data. Because cloud-based applications do not require hardware, there is less of a strain on resources and companies do not have to invest in on-premise support. This alternative could reduce costs and mitigate risks that come with having an IT department engulfed in on-premise hardware management.
- Scalability – Whether a company is expanding or scaling back, cloud applications provide the flexibility to increase and decrease capacity to successfully run the business. This is a cost-efficient function for companies who are seasonal or can predict when there will be heavier use (times that require more bandwidth) and times when too much would be a waste.
If any of these reasons ring true, it might be time to make a move, but before moving, it’s important to know how to proceed and adopt cloud solutions and create the best environment to suit company needs.
The Design an Adoption Strategy for Cloud information sheet provides more about designing an adoption strategy for cloud and how SAP Services can create a holistic and reliable strategy to protect investments and reduce costs.