Workers are challenged by any number of systemic inefficiencies in modern IT infrastructures, especially those rife with Legacy solutions that are difficult to eliminate from the workflow. In the last decade, however, a solution has started to gain traction with organizations, especially those that embrace the increasingly popular managed IT services approach to managing IT infrastructure. One major shift that comes with the embrace of managed IT services is the shift of onsite storage systems and servers to a cloud storage-focused model.
Cloud storage has emerged as a base strategy for organizations looking to offload and transform expensive, capital expenditures focused on on-premise IT systems into a monthly expense service model managed by 3rd party providers. With less time spent managing the physical infrastructure, a number of productivity boosts emerge as a result. In this discussion, Apex Technology shows how transitioning to a cloud storage model improves data accessibility and analytics, facilitates collaboration across remote teams, and overall provides a boost of productivity to the organization as a result of reduced downtime and service interruptions.
Three Paths Towards Improved Performance
The infrastructure that becomes possible when transitioning to cloud storage solutions is unique in that it becomes extremely flexible and responsive to the organization’s needs in ways that the on-premise systems never could be. This leads to increased productivity along three distinct avenues.
Centralized, Automated Data Analytics
On-premise systems are expensive to scale, and due to the nature of having to manage software manually, often crippled and held back by legacy systems unable to handle modern business requirements. With a cloud storage solution, your storage space easily and affordably scales as your storage requirements shift, and you’re always able to have access to the most cutting edge analytics tools, allowing your team to quickly make data-driven business decisions and keeping the organization agile and forward-focused.
No Barriers to Collaboration Between Remote Workers
The pandemic is currently having a very different impact on different states and communities, but the lockdowns have led to many organizations embracing remote work as an ongoing practice for the time being. In order to support these workers, cloud storage strategies have business assets accessible through the cloud, removing any barriers working from home might cause. No need to ferry data back and forth, no awkward call-forwarding or delays in accessing email. A cloud-based office system will have all of your organization’s systems – data, telecommunications, software, email, instant messaging, and every other component of the in-office experience accessible for remote employees. Collaboration can take place as quickly as it could between desks in the office.
Decreased Downtime and Improved Stability Leads to Long-term Productivity Improvements
Time is money, and downtime is lost profitability when it comes to your IT infrastructure. On-premise systems are vulnerable and the hardware is a common point of failure and subsequent downtime. Through cloud storage solutions, you’re gaining stability through redundant systems and other design standards in data centers that keep your systems up and running more than 99% of the time. With no interruptions in system accessibility, your employees can remain engaged and working as long as they can secure an internet connection.
Providing Charlotte Businesses With Peace of Mind in the Cloud
Apex Technology is one of Charlotte’s premier cloud service providers. Our cloud storage solutions in conjunction with associated cloud services are guaranteed to improve employee productivity by bridging connectivity between remote workers and providing access to those workers the analytics and software solutions necessary to do their jobs properly on secure and stable platforms. Learn more about how to leverage the benefits of deploying to the cloud and how our services can benefit your team.