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Top Signs to Migrate to the Cloud

Top Signs to Migrate to the Cloud

This entry was posted on by Pavel Odnoletkov.
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For organizations that maintain their own hardware and IT systems, there often comes a time when it just makes more sense to migrate to the cloud. But when is the best time to attempt this? These are some of the top signs to migrate to the cloud. If you recognize any or all of these indicators in your organization, it may finally be time to make the transition.

Your Computing Capacity Is Overloaded

Many organizations find themselves with plenty of excess computer capacity until peak season approaches. Think Christmas, Mother’s Day or Black Friday. Then they’re suddenly swamped with so much computer traffic that the systems become overloaded and are unable to perform adequately. When the peak recedes, the organization is once again left with an excess of computer capacity. Establishments that experience these kinds of surges are ripe for migration to the cloud. The cloud allows your computing capacity to grow or shrink on demand. You no longer end up paying for excess capacity that isn’t being used or not having enough capacity when you experience a surge. Cloud computing allows for near-instantaneous scalability when needed. If this scenario describes your organization, it’s a sign to migrate to the cloud.

You Need a Software or Hardware Upgrade

The one thing that’s guaranteed about computer software and hardware is that they will eventually go out of date. You’ll then be required to upgrade. This means shopping around for the appropriate new software and equipment, having it installed and disposing of the old systems. This might be the ideal time to consider migrating to the cloud. Rather than spending money on capital expenditures that depreciate with time, it’s possible to convert those expenses to an operational expenditure that allows full tax deductions year after year. If it’s time for an upgrade anyway, you may find that migrating to the cloud is the smartest upgrade you could make.

You Need To Improve Your Cybersecurity

As the world becomes more reliant on computer processing, the stakes rise and cybercriminals become savvier. In this day and age, many organizations cannot afford downtime caused by cyber attacks, software glitches or insecure systems. Migrating to the cloud significantly cuts down on cybersecurity vulnerabilities due to the resources the cloud computing companies devote to keeping their systems secure. If you find that ensuring your systems are safe is taking your focus away from your core business functions, migrating to the cloud could solve your cybersecurity worries.

You Need To Adhere To Strict Compliance Regulations

For certain industries that deal in sensitive information such as finances or health services, there are much tighter regulations when it comes to data security. Migrating to the cloud can alleviate much of the workload associated with compliance regulations and allow your organization to act proactively rather than defensively. Allowing a cloud computing company to ensure your organization is always complying with the regulations frees up the labour force to concentrate on core business functions.

Mergers and Acquisitions Are a Regular Feature of Your Business

If your business regularly acquires other companies and their assets, integrating their hardware systems into an existing structure can be a costly and time-consuming process. Cloud computing can make this process much quicker and easier with fewer compatibility problems. If mergers and acquisitions are a regular feature of your business, this may be a top sign to migrate to the cloud.

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Pavel Odnoletkov
Pavel Odnoletkov
Head of Marketing at MBC Managed IT Services
With more than 20 years of experience, Pavel leads MBC’s marketing efforts.
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