All About Cloud Computing

The fastest growing SMBs have embraced the Cloud as a method to address four main IT Challenges:

  1. High capital costs;
  2. Skill shortage;
  3. Scalability as the business grows, and;
  4. Innovation as the business matures.

Results are positive. Surveys indicate that:

  • 53% of SMB’s using cloud technologies are more likely to experience a rise in revenue.
  • 85% of businesses believe the cloud-enabled their business to scale and grow faster.

Organizations are finding that Cloud computing provides immediate access to the tools needed to digitally transform their business and improve customer experience.Many businesses are still reluctant to make the move to the Cloud despite these advantages. The reluctance to migrate is particularly evident in Western Canada, where we’ve seen cloud adoption be approximately 25% less than the rest of Canada. So, what’s holding you back?

Security Exposure

Security is cited as the number one objection to Cloud for 49% of organizations (IDC 2017). Should you be concerned? The security investments made by the major Cloud providers is significant and has created cloud platforms in which security breaches, due to vendor error are rare. In fact, the Cloud has proven to be more secure than most non-cloud environments.

Network Response

A key detractor to cloud for customers in Western Canada is the worry that network