When it comes to change, many companies are hesitant; often due to their fear of something going wrong. This is especially true with IT – particularly cloud computing. But those companies are doing themselves a disservice and are missing out on a range of different benefits.
If that’s something you’ve struggled to convince your customers of then read on. Here we’ve put together some of the common objections customers have and some answers to show them that cloud migration really is a leap worth making.
Get With The Times
For a lot of companies who use desktop computers and on-premise servers to ‘do what they’ve always done’, cloud technology can seem like a misunderstood buzzword. Because of costly on-prem installations with high CAPEX for hardware, many business leaders are hesitant to make structural changes in their IT setups due to the associated cost.
But cloud adoption is now such a huge part of software development. And in order to use many of the services on offer, you need to be on one of the platforms available. However, it doesn’t matter if they are using Teams, or BroadWorks, they just need to be on a cloud – it’s now a fundamental requirement.
Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That
Luckily, hybrid setups offer a transitional space where existing hardware can still add value, while at the same time a company can reap the rewards of the cloud. Because of this, many end users begin their cloud migration using a hybrid setup and then transition completely to the cloud.
Where data must be held on site for security reasons, such as in banking, this can be done in a small space and the hardware can gradually be reduced down to the bare essentials – as the cloud takes up the slack.
What More Could You Want?
The cloud has inherent benefits that anyone can take advantage of. Standardization of things like user profiles means you can generate new users on your system with the click of a button.
Also, this standardization leads to systems which are simpler to navigate and maintain than on-premises systems – which are often Frankenstein creations, slowly patched and fixed together to work, but often not well. The ability to work from anywhere is a huge advantage for many businesses – the cloud is literally built to support remote working.
Ultimately, the cloud has so many inherent benefits. Depending on your clients’ size, their move to the cloud can be staggered, using a hybrid setup to support the shift and maximize the benefits of what they have. But the cloud isn’t just about communications – it’s about unifying everything within a business in a way that is secure, accessible, and easy to use.