After the global pandemic process by Covid-19, the reality has changed as well as the issue of migration to the Cloud.
It changed in terms of the priority of those companies that want to move their business to a cloud environment.
It is motivated by the conditions imposed in some countries to the workforce in their office and work environments.
That is why the great business leaders (C-Levels) worldwide see with greater urgency to go to the Cloud as a primary step in 2021.
After having maintained a physical infrastructure with few assistants and with significant financial and commercial challenges during the previous year, where they could face complications such as the availability of technological equipment and adequate access to the enterprise platform of the business by employees from their homes or locations other than their original workplaces.
Therefore, companies must balance the decision to move their business technology strategy to the Cloud.
They should do it with help of reliable cloud engineers, depending on all the factors that influence it.
Technology and innovation consulting firms indicate that, as a result of the global pandemic process, companies have increased their desire to migrate their business and infrastructure to the Cloud as an urgent need for competitiveness.
Old Fears of Migration to the Cloud Before the Pandemic
Two years ago, the projection and vision of migration to the Cloud generated specific fears at the time of making concrete decisions such as:
- Complexity to migrate custom applications or software in versions much older than the current ones
- Process of learning and adaptation of the personnel to the new management of the cloud platforms
- The investment costs that must be applied to adapt the business through the Cloud
- The limitations of applicability of the different work modules of the company in a virtual environment
- The problems and security risks in the Cloud, such as data loss, hacking of vital business information, sending inappropriate information to other destinations, among other aspects
These factors scared away many potential customers and entrepreneurs in their decision to migrate to the Cloud effectively before the collapse of many businesses during the year 2020.
The current situation is utterly different because cloud service providers also suffered complications in the process of the pandemic.
Those who managed to solve and adapt today lead the market with a variety of innovative proposals to ensure greater satisfaction and security to go to the Cloud and the expanded use of all resources and services that can be provided to increase the profitability of your business.
6 Reasons for Migration to the Cloud
We have clarified the doubts about the uncertainty and fears of migration to the Cloud.
Thus, we can detail the positive aspects that will lead us to make more concrete decisions.
Also, we can choose our most reliable and cost-effective service provider.
Here are some of these reasons in more detail.
Unquestionably the first reason is the cost reduction in technology investment locally.
This aspect will impact our finances positively.
It will also allow us to redirect the asset to the process of company’s migration to the Cloud.
Increased business agility to respond to customer demand will allow the company to establish the basis of interconnectivity in the Cloud with all its partners.
Data Cybersecurity When It Comes to Migration to the Cloud
Improvements in data cybersecurity advances are giving more confidence in migration to the Cloud.
In addition, it gives a solid guarantee in service providers.
There are many proposals in the market.
Some of them are more scalable than others in terms of what you need and what you want to invest in.
Expiration of Technology and Services
You will no longer have to worry about the expiration of technology and services.
This is because they will be controlled and guaranteed by
- your provider
- replacing equipment
among other aspects involving access to the Cloud.
You will only make the local adjustments in your office.
Power of Cloud Computing When It Comes to Migration to the Cloud
Thanks to the power of cloud computing, companies no longer have to manage their own local data centers.
IT leaders can outsource backend responsibilities to external cloud providers and reallocate resources to higher-value activities.
Once in the Cloud, the company will become digitally empowered in the digital transformation.
seeing their company revalued in the marketplace through increased workforce productivity, innovation, and unlocking new revenue streams compared to their peers.
The possibilities in economic gains and market positioning are virtually endless once the stabilization stage of the cloud business is complete.
It is possible that in other opinions may appear more factors or critical elements.
They might add to those mentioned above so that you or your IT leaders can make the right decision to change.
But remember that it is a process that requires specialists in technology consulting.
With this you must create an alliance of reliability and integration.
So that you must select the right technology partner for your business considering the advantages mentioned above.
Cloud Services to Improve the Planet
It is not only thinking about the business.
You can also think about the environment and how a business decision can lead to institutional or environmental support.
In this context, we can mention what implies the efficient use of resources through the Cloud that benefits us.
Not only economically, but in other aspects such as:
By virtualizing work, targeting specific activities to the Cloud, and achieving widespread adoption of this feature in line with market demand, we reduce energy consumption.
There is no need for all employees to be in the office with computers and other necessary electrical appliances on all the time.
This results in a significant reduction in the CO2 emissions.
This is associated with this energy consumption both on-site (in the office) and at production and distribution sources.
Another aspect of this environment would be the decrease in the demand for materials.
The ones related to the production of technological equipment.
Although questionable if our company is dedicated to this area, it would also allow optimizing the production of equipment.
There they will focus on more robust technology for companies providing Cloud Computing, SaaS, Internet, Telecom, etc.
The end-user would continue with the technologies adjusted to their work reality.
They will avoid the extraction and excessive production of raw materials from nature, such as metals, silicon, or the use of plastics.
The latest study published by Accenture points out that migrations to the Cloud by companies can reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by 59 million tons per year.
It represents a 5.9% reduction in total IT emissions and is equivalent to taking 22 million cars off the road.
On the other hand, great support and benefit for the environment is the substantial and exponential reduction of paper consumption.
Since most transactions will be via the Cloud with digital signatures, stamps, copies, and approvals, which has a positive impact on the reduction of tree felling, leading to greater availability of oxygen on the planet and more excellent absorption of CO2, which causes the greenhouse effect.
Field of Transportation
We saw this point very directly during 2020.
There public transport services were more agile and available, there was less traffic in big cities where the service was always collapsed.
During this process, migrating to the Cloud facilitates the mobility of workers, being fundamental in times of pandemic and Telework.
It avoided massive displacements of employees and people.
With the benefits that we have all been able to observe in recent months, such as reducing traffic, less CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and less air pollution in cities, less emission of sonic pollution in cities.
It is essential to understand that change will not stop.
That companies will continue to migrate to the Cloud, that service and technology providers will continue to adapt to the new reality.
Therefore, the decision must be made conscious of your business reality.
As well as market competitiveness, and situations beyond your control, such as continuing the global pandemic.
Petr is a serial tech entrepreneur and the CEO of Apro Software, a machine learning company. Whenever he’s not blogging about technology for itechgyan.com or softwarebattle.com, Petr enjoys playing sports and going to the movies. He’s also deeply interested in mediation, Buddhism and biohacking.