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The Benefits of Cloud Migration

Posted by: Jo Love
Category: IT Managed Services

The pandemic has forced organisations of all sizes to adapt when it comes to their IT and communications. An Equinix 2021 survey recently reported that 47% of IT decision-makers have accelerated digital transformation plans and revised their overall strategy. Cloud migration is vital to improving digital systems, avoiding the need to maintain on-premises infrastructure.

What is Cloud Migration?

Cloud migration is the process of moving a business’s digital services, assets, applications, and IT resources either partially or fully into cloud-based systems.

For almost all businesses, this will drive efficiency and lower operating costs. However, every business is different, with individual needs and goals, vital to understand at the planning stage.

The Business Benefits: –

The Effective use of cloud services will enable more flexibility and agility within businesses, crucial for ever-changing markets and consumer demands. Benefits include: –

  • Reduced operational costs
  • Increased agility and flexibility
  • Increased scalability
  • Effective collaboration
  • Disaster recovery
  • Data loss prevention
  • Automatic software updates
  • Insights and AI analytics

 

Next Steps

Once the objectives are considered, businesses should then prioritise which systems to migrate. As cloud-based systems are dependent on internet connectivity, make sure that the connection is stable, consistent, and fast. Lastly, as well as network capabilities, do review the network security.

GHM’s Managed Services can assist with all aspects of Cloud Migration. From the initial planning stages through to implementation and employee training. We also have a dedicated Support Team should there be a fault.

For further information contact us on 01865 367111.