Cloud Can Transform Your Business

The cloud continues to transform how people do business.

Mar 28, 2022 | 4 min read

Cloud computing is one of the most relevant trends in technology today. With the rise in remote work, telehealth, and home delivery services, our world has been revolutionized by cloud services. Utilizing the cloud is transforming how all businesses operate. According to Gartner, cloud services spending is expected to reach over $474 billion in 2022 across the globe.

 

How is your business scaling up? Do you have a strategy for integrating cloud services into your business? Are you capitalizing on what you already in have in place? Read on to learn how the cloud can transform your business and how LincolnIT can help you act on the latest cloud trends. If you are already invested in cloud services, what’s your next step to further expand your cloud footprint, and ensure ongoing support and security.

 

Going Green

By shifting your business to the cloud, you are making a move to greener IT practices. According to Accenture, migrations to the public cloud can reduce global CO2 emissions by 59 million tons per year. In layman’s terms, this is equivalent to removing 22 million cars from the road! Technology Magazine predicts that because of this shift, “2022 will see companies innovating and collaborating across sectors to leverage environmentally-friendly cloud services in new and groundbreaking ways.”

 

Hybrid Cloud

When businesses first began migrating to the cloud, they had two options: a pay-as-you-go public cloud solution or a more flexible private cloud solution. There are benefits and use-cases for both options, but now businesses can take advantage of hybrid cloud models. As Forbes mentions, “Data that needs to be quickly and frequently accessed, perhaps by customers, can be kept on public AWS or Azure servers and accessed through tools, applications, and dashboards. More sensitive or mission-critical data can be kept on private servers where access can be monitored, and it can be processed using proprietary applications.” The bottom line is the hybrid model allows your business to customize a cloud solution to fit your unique needs.

 

AI Cloud Computing

The best of both worlds, especially for those businesses with smaller budgets.

Cloud computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) go hand-in-hand — AI powers cloud computing and cloud computing plays an integral component of many AI services. Combining the two services allows businesses to take advantage of each one in a cost-effective way. Tech Genix reports that “AI helps the cloud manage data and gain insights whereas the cloud provides a constant data backup and recovery in a virtual environment.” The best of both worlds, especially for businesses with smaller budgets.

 

Key Cloud Benefits

There are many benefits to utilizing the cloud for your business strategy. Your team members can collaborate more efficiently, your data is accessible from anywhere, and your business can integrate applications easily.

 

Perhaps the greatest benefit is the ability for your business to stay more secure and protected online, especially when cybercrimes are increasing and becoming more sophisticated. In a recent article on security trends from Google Cloud, Security Editor Seth Rosenblatt writes about the misconception that in-house infrastructure is more secure than the cloud. He says, “The conditions that drove the myth of on-prem security primacy changed years ago, and the needs driving secure cloud infrastructure help ensure that cloud stays more secure.”

 

Scale Up With LincolnIT

We recognize that businesses may be in varying stages of cloud adoption. At LincolnIT, we have the experience and expertise to work with you to define what sort of cloud solution will work best for your business.

 

Some of our key features include:

  • Public cloud support with leading public cloud vendors. We’ll work with you to find the best pricing, support, and usage plan possible.
  • Private cloud with always-on computing resources at competitive prices. This features redundant data centers and built-in backup and disaster recovery options integrated into a predictable cost model, fully built and managed by LincolnIT
  • Immediate support with any issues that may arise.
  • Custom technology roadmap that meets your unique business goals.

 

With our flexible approach, together we can create a custom technology solution that empowers productivity, reduces costs, and keeps you secure. Learn more about our cloud services or reach out to us today to start mapping your journey to the cloud.

 

LincolnIT can help strengthen the security posture for your organization. Contact us for more information, or to request a proposal.

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