Keeping up with the acceleration of new technology is expensive. Just as soon as you purchase an IT solution, it seems something better and faster becomes available. Although investing in IT solutions can be costly, the benefits of having newer tech can give you the boost needed to stay competitive.
Many CIOs that want the benefits of newer technology without the high cost it comes with are turning to cloud-based solutions. Cloud solutions enable organizations to keep their competitive edge without expanding their IT budgets. They are more cost-effective than on-prem solutions because businesses are only required to pay for what they need, as opposed to what they don't. This frees their budgets for other business-critical necessities.
Cloud-based solutions often have enterprise-level security and data protection that can rival those of the world's largest organizations. SMBs that cannot afford such robust security solutions on their own, gain them as an added benefit to cloud computing.
Microsoft Azure and the Cloud
Microsoft's cloud platform, Azure, helps SMBs take their business to the next level by providing modern technology solutions in a secure and scalable environment. Business leaders need to focus on operations and staying competitive in their markets, not their infrastructure. Azure allows CIOs to build, deploy and manage applications without having to purchase additional hardware.
With a cloud platform such as Azure, business leaders can have peace of mind that their data is protected by multiple backups in Microsoft-managed datacenters. Backup is simple, reliable, and affordable because you only pay for the storage you use. There are none of the typical per-server or data transfer fees to worry about.
Boost your customer's experience
Any business can host its own website, but is it worth the cost? Hosting your own website puts it at risk of poor performance, security threats, and fluctuating costs. With Azure as your hosting platform, businesses can quickly host scalable websites in the cloud - ensuring your organization's website is always up and running so you can provide a reliable, secure, and satisfying experience for your customers.
The Boston Consulting Group surveyed 4000 small and midsize business decision makers internationally and found that those with Microsoft cloud solutions grew revenue 10% faster than SMBs without it. Nearly 2 out of three tech-savvy SMBs agreed that new technologies lead to higher revenues and profits as well as job growth.1
Microsoft Azure and the cloud gives small and midsize businesses easy access to capabilities that were previously only accessible to enterprise-level organizations. It enables them to compete head-to-head with bigger companies to reach new customers. Cloud solutions foster innovation and keep business operations agile, allowing them to quickly adjust and scale as needed to keep up with fluctuating demands.
Pinnacle, An Advanced Imaging Solutions Company has the experience and expertise necessary to help small and midsize organizations turn technology into a competitive advantage. Pinnacle has technology solutions to help modernize your business. Contact us today to discuss your cloud and IT needs.