Across the pandemic, businesses reshaped, rejigged and reinvented how they operated. From staff habits to office relocations or investments in tech, we've seen a drastic shift in day-to-day routines.
But, as we look to 2022, 2023 and beyond, what can businesses do to ensure they're ready for the future - no matter what it holds? If you're one of those looking to catch up, your journey could start with the Cloud.
A search on Google returns an overwhelming amount of results proclaiming the benefits of the Cloud. However, possibly the best way to describe it is "futureproofing your business for what's next".
As the article states, "the accelerated adoption of cloud services is reshaping their operations in remarkable ways".
The internet, and indeed business practices, are continuing to evolve constantly. With the arrival of Web3 (or Web3.0), it's likely the future includes decentralised, token-based economics and an "always-on" world.
However, for a business to capitalise on future trends, the right infrastructure must be in place.
The emergence of the metaverse - and indeed working habits such as remote working - only exaggerates the need for improved connection and investments in technology.
As the Cloud continues its ascent, it should be viewed less as an investment in technology. Instead, consider it as an investment in your future. No matter what trend comes next, an investment in the Cloud gives you the best possible platform to build from.
In prior blogs, we've explored why people are migrating to the Cloud, why 2022 may be the year of the Cloud and how much migration costs. However, you may still question the tangible value - and power - of the Cloud.
Arguably, the easiest way to gauge this is by looking at who has already taken the plunge. Findings in mid-May showed how Spanish financial giant Santander migrated 80% of its core banking IT infrastructure to the Cloud as part of its $20.8 billion (€20 billion ) modernisation programme. Equally, chipmaker Broadcom announced the purchase of Cloud services firm VMware in a $61bn deal.
As the Cloud looks set to have its moment in the sun, countless businesses are making the switch. However, to unlock the true value - and indeed power - of the Cloud, a business should partner with a Cloud Service Provider.
Any Cloud migration project can throw up challenges, unexpected twists or problems. And, once operational in a post-migration environment, even more issues can occur.
So, what's the solution?
Organisations find that working with a Cloud Service Provider - or Cloud Partner - can enable them to make the most out of their transition.
Here are five benefits of working with a Cloud Partner:
Migrating to the Cloud can seem like a daunting project, and as such, you may be reluctant to commit to change. However, with the promise of improved efficiency, reduced downtime and the potential to reduce business costs, the Cloud is worth considering - especially with the right partner in your corner supporting you on your journey.
Get started today by reaching out to our team of Cloud experts to hear how we can support you along the way.
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