In recent years cloud computing has become a great reality for many companies that have started to benefit from this technology in their business. But although we are evolving more and more in this subject, there are still a large number of people and companies that do not even know how cloud technology works. The proof of this is in a survey recently carried out by Wakefield Research which points out some statistics such as:

  • 95% of respondents said they did not know when they were actually using the cloud;
  • 60% believe that cloud technology is still a feature of the future;
  • 14% have lied about knowing cloud computing in a job interview and 17% have lied in an informal conversation;
  • More than a third of respondents believe that the cloud makes it possible to interact with people they cannot meet in person.

When analyzing these numbers, it is easy to conclude that migration to the cloud is still unknown to many people. And if you are an entrepreneur or even an IT professional and still don't have knowledge about this technology, follow the details below and see how it can benefit you.

Savings for your company

This is without a doubt one of the most outstanding features that migration to the cloud can bring to companies that opt ​​for this technology. After all, from the moment your company opts for cloud computing, it is possible to save on IT labor, purchase and upgrade of own hardware, software licenses and even on electricity that feeds the company's local servers.

Greater security for your data

If your company's data is not physically present on local servers, it does not mean that it will not be protected. And contrary to what one might imagine, migrating data to the cloud often ends up being safer than keeping it in the company itself.

The proof of this lies in the advancement of security that cloud providers have had over the years and today it is already possible to rely on encryption, firewalls, updated security policies, among other important factors.

Standardization in data storage

Saving information from external HDs, pendrives, among other devices, are very common options. But when it comes to corporate data, there needs to be a centralization of this information so that access is facilitated when necessary.

Thus, through migration to the cloud, your company is able to allocate all its information in a single place, which makes life easier for the company and promotes greater data security.

Ease of scalability

Your company may start small, but with business success it can grow quickly and consequently you will need to expand data storage, number of applications used, among other technological resources.

Opting for the purchase of servers, for example, can be very expensive for the company's coffers and, in addition, many projects do not allow waiting a long time for the expansion of technology in the company.

On the other hand, when migrating to the cloud, your company will always be able to easily expand its technological resources without difficulties and at a much lower cost compared to the acquisition of local resources.

Greater agility in new projects

Your company has partnered with a client and must immediately begin a major project. Have you ever thought about the work it would take to increase your database server, acquire new software licenses, among other common technological acquisitions of an expansion?

With migration to the cloud, your projects gain more agility and you can easily expand your technological resources. If your client later reduces the size of the project or even cancels with your company, you will also be able to reduce your needs in the cloud without having losses and equipment stopped in your company.

Mobile access

As cloud computing operates in an online environment, the use of mobile devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets can be easily leveraged.

Therefore, when migrating to the cloud, your company will also have mobility, which in many cases will help employees to carry out their activities even when they are away from the company.

Now that you know a little about how migration to the cloud works, try to assess your company's needs and the cost-benefits that this technology can provide.

It is always worth remembering that cloud computing has already become a reality for the corporate universe and those who intend to be more competitive only tend to gain from its implementation.

And you, do you have any questions about migrating to the cloud? Get in touch with Sky.One and take your company to the AWS cloud!

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.