It’s no secret that the cloud has burst in popularity in recent years. Cloud services and cloud providers have experienced tremendous growth, as these statistics demonstrate:
By the end of this year, almost 70% of all enterprise infrastructure will be based in the cloud
It is anticipated that 82% of the workload will reside in the cloud
Over 80% of organizations report having a multi-cloud strategy either already laid out or in the works
The average employee uses over 30 cloud-based services on a daily basis
Revenue from the public cloud sector is expected to surpass $330 billion next year
While growth is good and gives consumers a wide range of choice and options, it can also be intimidating to know where to even begin cloud-wise. This is where having a trusted advisor comes in handy to help navigate through the storm of cloud service provider options.
Is It the Right Time To Move to the Cloud?
For starters, it’s helpful to know if the timing is right for your organization to move to the cloud. Here are a few key indicators that it is:
· Your existing technology is becoming obsolete – if your technology is approaching the end-of-life stage, it’s time to move on. The alternative will only prolong the inevitable, waste money, and leave your organization vulnerable to cyberattacks.
· Your organization can’t scale – moving to the cloud can help support organizational growth, whereas legacy systems can be limited in the volume and scope they are able to support.
· Your IT resources are limited – maintaining legacy systems can take significant manpower, which begs the question, Is this truly the best use of your IT department’s time?
· Your technology expenses are unpredictable – a reliable cloud system, and the predictable flat-rate billing model that comes along with it, makes budgeting a breeze.
What Are the Benefits of Moving to the Cloud?
Having now established that the time is right to move to the cloud, it’s worthwhile to review the many benefits of doing so.
INCREASED CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
We are living in consumer-demand-driven times, and the tolerance that customers once had for long waits, sitting on hold, and unanswered questions has been eliminated. If you don’t believe us, just read through some Google reviews. One of the key benefits of the cloud is more efficient interaction, which streamlines communications, leading to happier customers.
BETTER FLEXIBILITY FOR REMOTE WORKERS
Let’s face it: remote work is here to stay. 40% of Americans prefer to work from home full-time, and 80% of organizations surveyed plan to remain fully remote or hybrid going forward. There are tons of benefits to remote work, including cost savings and increased productivity. One of the downsides, though, is more risk of cyberattacks and vulnerabilities. Moving to the cloud can help to mitigate these increased risks.
Cloud-based solutions lead to improved communication and collaboration, which translates to an increase in productivity and efficiency. Rather than switching through various tools and platforms, everything is available in one easy-to-access place.
What Should I Be Looking for in a Trusted Advisor?
It’s clearly time to migrate to the cloud. The risks of not doing so, and the tremendous benefits of doing so, are compelling. So, the next step is to find the right partner to help you with your migration. Here are some of the key qualities to look for in the right technological solution provider.
STRONG ANALYTICAL SKILLS
In order to properly assess the most cost-effective and appropriate cloud-based solutions, strong analytical skills are required. CRI has been working and delivering customized and reliable solutions in the unified communications space for over 30 years – thanks, in part, to their superior business analysis skills.
The right technological service provider will see your organization as a true partner, not just another client. In doing so, they will look beyond just the hardware and work with you to identify the optimal solutions for your individual requirements. CRI believes in focusing on relationships and being proactive in assessing their partners’ needs.
The right partner also needs to have the technical know-how to get the job done on time, on budget, and within the defined scope. Our best-in-class engineers have this technical expertise to deliver personalized unified communications solutions that will be a game changer for your organization.
CRI Is Your Trusted Advisor for the Cloud
The 2022 forecast is calling for a move to the cloud. And the process can be painless and straightforward – by partnering with the right unified communications solutions provider to guide you in the right direction and help you choose the best cloud solution for your business.
CRI takes great pride in working with organizations to meet and exceed their business goals by developing and implementing unified communications solutions that are reliable, cost-effective, and that boost productivity and revenue.
Reach out today and let us help your organization weather the storm.