In today’s highly dynamic work environment, Cloud Computing is a proven technology to make your business more efficient and thus, profitable. According to different researches and statistics numbers, incorporating Cloud technology to any business, big or small, results in high quality of services with the lowest expenses on operational needs.
27% of the larger organisations have already shifted their ERP to the Cloud and 78% are more likely to switch. However, small businesses are still stuck with old traditional systems and don’t want to move on. It can be due to multiple reasons. Let’s dig deeper into this issue:
According to a popular research, 80% of companies including SMBs that adopt ‘Cloud Computing’ see improvements in their IT spend within six months. Another report by ‘Telsyte’ forecasts that the total market value for Public Cloud infrastructure services in Australia will reach up to $775 million by 2019 from $366 million in 2015.
These facts are a clear indication that SMBs can achieve lower operations cost by replacing their regular IT systems with public cloud offerings, even business in critical areas such as business intelligence, customer relationship management (CRM) or enterprise resource planning (ERP). Increased flexibility with Cloud computing allows SMB employees to be more mobile - both in and out of the workplace. This generates the need of expert managed service providers that can bring mobility to your organisation.
Let's take a deeper look into the top five drivers for hiring managed service providers (MSP):
Cybersecurity is one of the biggest concerns for businesses today. Small and medium size companies try to follow their larger counterparts by adopting new skills to manage security but usually fall short because of several reasons. It can be due to the lack of infrastructure they currently have, the tools they deploy or the process they adopt to drive these services.
Check out these three major drawbacks that SMB’s face when trying to resolve IT issues on their own:
(1) Lack of Skills: Finding an expert who is proficient with the skills is always an on-going challenge in the business world – specifically when it comes to IT security. You may be amazed to know that close to 45% people are unaware of threats to their Cybersecurity. One reason could be lack of training, certification, or hands-on experience. Nevertheless, lack of skills has become one of the biggest obstacles to defend the business from unstoppable threats.
Many of us are still trying to recover from the recent Ransomware ‘WannaCry’ attack that affected almost 150 countries and 4,00,000 machines across the globe. If you were one of the victims and are still contemplating a security and backup solution, you are stretching your luck too much.
According to computer security experts, the first thing you need to identify is - What are the key solutions that you need to implement for making your cyber security strong?