Let’s start by answering the question what is the cloud? It’s not a new architecture, new technology or a new methodology – it is, however, a radically new way of doing business.
The Cloud within business
In today’s fast-paced business environment, every company is looking for ways to accelerate its rate of business and respond quickly to shifting market demands and opportunities. Technology plays a crucial role in speeding up business processes. It’s no longer acceptable to delay a major company initiative for months so the IT department can spec out, purchase, test, set up and provision new systems.
As budgets remain tight, chief information officers are looking to the cloud to reduce their overall infrastructure spend. Businesses want IT as a service, metered, available on demand and with unlimited supply. They want to shift from capital expenditures (Capex) to operational expenditures (Opex) that are tied to the peaks and troughs of business activities. Essentially companies want to reduce costs by buying computing rather than computers.
The cloud is the logical progression in terms of delivering IT resources, and it can provide an efficient and agile IT infrastructure. But despite all the benefits, cloud computing is a fundamental transformation of architecture and business processes and should not be undertaken lightly.
Moving to the cloud should be viewed as a journey. There are several steps to take into consideration when moving along this path, and working with a trusted partner such as RedPixie will be invaluable.
Embracing the Cloud
Companies that embrace the cloud can achieve strong efficiency gains because of the open architecture that gives them the flexibility to add new features and functions quickly and easily. This has allowed them to change their service delivery model and focus on the part of their business that matters – their customers. By utilising the cloud, companies can scale their infrastructure depending on demand, lower the capital expenditure on infrastructure and software, and reduce the maintenance costs for their IT architecture, allowing them more time to focus on innovation and other business-critical tasks.
Below are just some of the benefits that cloud computing will bring to your business:
- Reduced or removed capital expenditure
- Reduced administration need and cost
- Better value for money
- Scalability on demand
- Better collaboration
- Flexible working and anywhere-access
- Service, support and reliability
- Disaster recovery/back-up and security
At RedPixie we take the time to gain an intimate understanding of your business, its processes, its regulatory obligations, its culture and its expectations. With this information we can then prescribe the correct cloud solution. With years of experience and a deep technical understanding we’re perfectly positioned to ensure that we consider every aspect of your requirements and deliver a seamless, powerful and productive journey to the cloud.
If you don’t join the cloud revolution now, you will ultimately be left behind by competitors who are working smarter, faster and with lower overheads.
Speak to our cloud evangelists today and let us show you how we can transform your IT forever more.