Cloud computing and cloud services are now “the norm” when it comes to business computing. Yet, many organizations have not fully embraced the Cloud. They may be missing out on opportunities to capitalize on the new wave of computing. Let’s dust off the past year and look to the clouds for 2019.
Each January we pause to take inventory on the past year and look forward to the upcoming year. January is a rebirth in a way, and time to put the last year behind us, learn from our successes and failures and start 2019 off on the right foot.
Every year I pause at 11:59 pm on December 31st to reflect on the past years just before the ball drops at Times Square in New York City. It’s time for a quick moment for reflection on life, take a deep breath, and get ready to jump into the New Year.
In 2018 I shared many reasons why businesses today must adopt cloud strategies. The Cloud isn’t going anywhere any time soon. And 2019 promises to take the Cloud into new frontiers that allow businesses endless opportunities for growth, operational improvements and greater security of data.
If the Cloud isn’t on your 2019 technology plan, it needs to be. Here’s a hint…it should have been a few years ago. But I’ll forgive you about being a little hesitant about moving to the Cloud.
Now is the time for your business to make the move. Why?– Because the Cloud can help you:
Whether you’re looking for increased operational efficiency, more IT capacity or greater business insights – the Cloud can help you reach your business goals.
You need a rock-solid cloud services partner in your corner to make sure that everything is done correctly. There are many choices out there when it comes to the Cloud, and it can be a daunting experience to make sense of it all…You can’t go it alone.
How you use the Cloud can mean the difference between success and failure. Whether you want to host enterprise applications, deliver a first-class customer experience or back up and protect your data, you need a cloud services partner who can help you plan, build and manage your cloud solutions.
You need an experienced team to support you. A strategic relationship with a cloud services company focused on helping you will ensure you’re getting the most from the Cloud.
A cloud services partner will help you to select the right solutions based on what’s important to your business. They will ensure the Cloud provides increased:
Finding a great cloud service partner for your business can be a challenge. Cloud technology is still relatively uncharted territory which is why you need a partner who knows what you need.
Your cloud partner should back their services with an end-to-end SLA (Service Level Agreement). They should guarantee the performance you need including bandwidth availability, network uptime and overall quality of service.
Make sure their throughput speeds will support your workloads and that they provide robust replication and redundancy capabilities to ensure you’ll have access to your data and applications that you require. A reliable cloud partner will have these built into their services.
Can they assure that your data will remain safe in the event of a disaster? Can they replicate data in 5 separate data centers? Are their data centers located within the U.S.? The closer their data centers are to your location means less latency.
Do they ensure that personalized customer service is a primary goal no matter how many businesses they serve? Look for a cloud services partner who provides customized services and has the expertise that years of service provide.
Along with all of this, you require one that you can trust will jump in and handle any issues with focus, efficiency, and determination to ensure your business gets the most from the Cloud.
Now that the New Year’s celebrations are over let’s connect! Learn how a great cloud services partner can help your business come up with a Cloud Technology Plan and strategize with you to make your move to the Cloud as seamless as possible.
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