COVID19 is teaching us a business lesson…
As businesses recover from one of the biggest catastrophes to hit our nation. Your job as the leader of your organization is to re-shape your business model. I cringe at the thought that my local fish store doesn’t take apple pay (why not?) it’s 2020. But we all know that some of us get complacent and comfortable with the way we do things. We never look at other ways of doing it better, cheaper, faster. We just are, well…. “COMFORTABLE”. And comfortable just kicked you in the behind.
I am writing this to urge you to think about your IT Infrastructure as a “LIABILITY” yes, a liability.
You’ve probably heard some of the buzz about “The Cloud” — the IT version, that is — not one of those puffy white objects up in the sky.
So, what exactly is “The Cloud”? And should you go there? Cloud computing is simply a way to “rent” the computing you need — by getting it over the Internet — instead of buying your own hardware and software. A lot of businesses like “The Cloud” because they only pay for what they need, and they don’t have to worry that their IT investment ever becoming obsolete.
You Already Use the Cloud
The thing is … cloud computing has already been around for a while. If you keep track of customers on Salesforce; if you bank online; or if you share photos with friends on Facebook, you are already using the cloud. Probably the biggest cloud application of them all is Google.
Some business owners are nervous about moving critical data or applications offsite to an outside vendor. On the other hand, the benefits can be very big and include:
- Disaster protection. What is not stored at your place of business cannot be lost there if disaster was to strike. Think remote workers for second wave of COVID19.
- Pay as you go pricing. If you are like most businesses, you have to manage cash carefully, so not having to write big checks to pay for “forklift” equipment or software upgrades can be attractive.
- Scalability. Cloud based services can grow or shrink depending on how much you need. So if demand in your type of business is cyclical or seasonal, you don’t pay for computing you don’t need during slower periods. And if you need more computing power during a busy period, it’s there when you need it.
- Remote Workers. COVID19 has forced us to work from home and for many, it was the only way to survive. The ability to login from anywhere and securely. Regardless of the device your remote employee uses, it’s a WIN for your office.
Cloud computing also solves all the compliance requirements by Cybersecurity Laws such as the ones from the Department of Financial Services and the SHIELD ACT in New York and other states.
We understand this is a big step for any organization and the implementation and training is the key to success. Motiva has been doing cloud implementations for over 10 years. Our expertise in this area allows us to understand all types of business’s needs.
So, is cloud computing right for you? We can help you find out. To claim your free Cloud Readiness Assessment, simply e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 646-374-1820. Offer ends July 30, 2020.