If you are unsure about whether you should consider a possible conversion to cloud services as opposed to keeping technology on-premises, there are managed services companies in London that can help with your decision. There are pros and cons that need to be examined, and functional as well as financial considerations should be taken into account.
While this is a major consideration, there are different aspects to it. When considering the cloud for data backups, don’t forget to take into account the cost of running a data-centre as well as the cost of maintaining the backups themselves. When it comes to hardware, that can be an easy calculation as most of it is no longer required if your systems are all on the cloud, so the capital costs--- as well as the ongoing maintenance--- should be factored in to this equation.
Convenience and Security
If you are using a straight comparison of how much the cloud will cost you per month to transfer from having your technology on-premises, then you should also factor in the possibility of scaling as and when you need to. You only need to pay for what you use, and if this needs to change then a quick expansion of the space available to you is part of the cloud’s convenience.
If you have any industry-specific requirements when it comes to regulations or compliance, then these also need to be taken into consideration. Managed services providers in London can assess which of these you need to keep in-house and which you can outsource to the cloud if you were to transfer your systems, even if you are hesitant about giving up control.
You may be lucky enough to have the staff who have the knowledge and skills to maintain your systems, but consider the cost and time required to train new staff if they were to leave. Technology is constantly changing and as long as they can keep up with the new requirements of having to renew and update your systems that is fine, but also bear in mind that the cloud infrastructure will take some of this day-to-day maintenance off your hands.
It can be a difficult decision to make when you are used to having all your technology on-premises, and it is not something to jump into with little preparation. As a managed services company in London, we at Wem Technology can give you a little more understanding of the issues at hand. Contact us today if you would like to know more about the cloud and whether it would be a good idea for your company’s future success.