Whatever the size, small, medium or a consulting giant, companies need to move to the cloud. From email to accounting systems, consultancies are moving away from hosting in their own datacenters to using cloud-based services. Your locally installed systems have gigabytes or terabytes of critical data that must be transferred to a new technology reality.

In Brazil, business guidance is carried out by consulting companies that serve a large number of clients in all states, with emphasis on the south and southeast regions. In this area, advisory services are provided in the fiscal, tax and accounting areas, bank reconciliation services, preparation of reports, regularization and corporate governance. With high maintenance and security costs that are generated, the most suitable solution for consultants is the migration to cloud computing.

The potential value of cloud computing

With the potential value of cloud computing, many companies have embraced the technology outright. Economic hardship crushes IT budgets and heightens sensitivity to business risks and brand credibility.

Furthermore, cloud computing continues to evolve, driven by advancing technology and user needs. Companies will improve their computing power if they can align their IT strategies with their corporate priorities, understand and adopt cloud computing best practices, and overcome organizational barriers.

In the successful cases that Sky.One has in its portfolio, the migration to the cloud was decisive to reduce costs, by eliminating the datacenter structures located in the companies themselves.

Cloud computing is a well-established model whereby management software and your business data reside in remote data centers. In this sense, they work differently from classical computing, which operates through its own infrastructure.

By taking full advantage of cloud computing's potential, consulting firms are benefiting from the financial returns and organizational advantages of these changes.

Moving to the cloud can deliver measurable and real value

For consulting firms, Sky.One 's clients, the real savings occurred in the short term. From a cost reduction standpoint, in some cases they were able to reduce IT utilization rates by over 500% when moving their applications to the cloud. It is possible to achieve cost reductions in the medium and long term only by postponing or avoiding the purchase of higher cost software and hardware licenses.

Other factors beyond cost reduction are also driving consulting firms to adopt the cloud. While cost savings are emphasized as the main benefit, other aspects of the value proposition are attracting companies to this technology.

These advances include:

  • IT resources and applications tailored to business needs
  • faster infrastructure scalability
  • increased speed for launching new products and services
  • guarantee of business continuity

Challenges to be overcome before migrating to the cloud

Organizational dynamics are a major barrier to increased cloud migration. Breaking some organizational paradigms, the adoption of cloud computing triggers internal debates around governance. For example: what are the new rules and policies? Regarding control, who is in charge internally?

What about IT resources, which functions or business units get priority? These challenges, which are often not technical requirements, represent a major obstacle to cloud computing adoption in the near term. But it's so worth it to overcome them all.

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Sky.One Team

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