America’s mainstream business move to the Cloud has been growing steadily over the past four years, and with good reason. Early on there was a lot of fear surrounding the security of having your company information in the cloud, yet today’s reality is that cloud service providers have the expertise to ensure that not only your data is safe, that it backed-up and can be securely accessed from any locations. You can also operate with hybrid models (cloud and on-premise) are often used which can give you the best of both worlds.
The cloud is no longer just about that hard disk in the sky. In fact, many of the high value cloud services are less about storage and more about computing, communicating, and securing your business data.
From a computing standpoint some interesting stats bear this out:
- 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by the end of 2020
- 94% of enterprises already use a cloud service
- 30% of all IT budgets are allocated to cloud computing
Taking a Fresh look At Cloud Services
In-house computing can be expensive and small to mid-size businesses may be dependent on one or two individuals, without whom your business would grind to a halt. Furthermore, the team you have is often spread thin between implementing that new system, supporting for your users, and maintaining your infrastructure. One problem can have a cascading effect of delaying multiple projects, adding expense, and leading to employee burnout.
Buying an in-house phone system is already a thing of the past. Cloud-based telecom is the wave of the present and not going away any time soon. Employee desk phones are antiquated, with the rise of mobility, now the phone number follows the employee whether they are at their desk, in the facility or off-site. Products like Microsoft Teams integrate online meeting software and collaboration with people within your organization as well as partners, contractors, and customers as co-collaborators in a secure environment.
If you have fifty phone lines or more, either desk phones or mobile, there is a good chance you could cut your monthly bill by 25-30%. In fact, some of the companies we represent will perform an audit for free and take their payment as a percentage of the savings they identify for you.
Do you know someone in a company hacked by ransomware? Unknown assailants have infiltrated your organization via an unsecured public IP address or a Phishing email and now have your data encrypted, you’re locked out, and for a few hundred thousand dollars of Bit Coins they will maybe release it back to you. Cloud services can protect you from these scenarios, giving you access to military-grade software defense systems to not only protect you, but identify the vulnerable areas in your organization and address challenges before they occur.
The Cloud is here to stay, and you don’t have to get into an airplane to find it. RedLine Solutions has launched RedLine Cloud Solutions, a new group of cloud-savvy professionals representing the most successful cloud service providers in the industry.
We work with you to understand your business needs and introduce you to our cloud partners that specialize in these services. You work directly with the provider on the pricing, the support, and the implementation and we work with them to make sure you’re happy. The best news is that there are no up-front costs. These cloud services are offered as a monthly, ‘As-A-Service’ subscription fee. Contact your RedLine sales representative or firstname.lastname@example.org today for a free 30-minute consultation.
Author: Todd Baggett - CEO of RedLine Solutions
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