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10 cloud advantages taking businesses to the next level

Is switching to the cloud really worthwhile? Cloud ERP solutions like Dynamics 365 and flexible platforms such as Microsoft Azure offer a comprehensive set of tools that can transform your business from the ground up – but the possibilities can also be a little overwhelming!

To help explain the cloud advantages for growing business, here are 10 major benefits you will enjoy:

1. Scalability

As your business grows, so does the amount of data you collect, process, and use on a daily basis. With cloud-based systems, you increase your data storage capabilities without needing to invest in and implement new hardware. The cloud gives your business the freedom to scale up quickly and affordably.

2. Mobility

Because the cloud is fundamentally based on the concept of mobile access to remotely stored data, it’s easier and often more secure to access from mobile devices. Additionally, cloud-based solutions are already optimized for a streamlined, easy-to-use interface on a wide variety of devices.

3. Security

For many businesses, cloud platforms are more secure than on-premises systems simply because the cloud providers have more resources and time to invest in maintaining the security of their systems. Rather than worrying about complicated security policies, why not let experienced cloud providers handle it all for you?

4. Easy Onboarding

Cloud-based systems make it easier to onboard new users. Simply subscribe the new user to the appropriate functionality for their role, set them up with customized role centers, and let them log in. Cloud interfaces are also often more intuitive, so less training is needed before new workers can get rolling.

5. Disaster Recovery

Do you have a disaster recovery plan in place? If a natural disaster or other catastrophe affects your business’s physical location, you can still operate and access all of your cloud data from anywhere, so your daily operations can continue.

6. Automatic Updates

Cloud-based solutions include regular automatic updates for improved functionality and up-to-date security, so you won’t have to pay for updates or spend time implementing them.

7. Predictable Costs

Because the cloud works using a Subscription-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, the cost of implementation can be much lower and you know how exactly much you’ll be spending each month.

8. Cutting-edge Technology

As new technologies are developed and refined, they’ll be added to the functionality of your cloud solutions through recurring automatic updates. No need to worry about upgrading in order to keep up with your competitors.

9. Easier App Development

Cloud platforms and architecture can make custom app development easier than it has ever been before. Tools such as Power Apps and Microsoft Flow let you build custom functionality with no coding experience!

10. Easier Integrations and Connectivity

The architecture and design of the cloud make it easier to integrate and connect every aspect of your business. Innovations such as real-time analytics, automated workflows, machine learning, and IoT technologies can transform and connect your entire organization to drive growth.

Want to learn more about the cloud for your business?

Arbela Technologies offers strategic consulting and implementation services to help businesses like yours transform for the better. Download the infographic Top 5 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud and contact us today to schedule a cloud assessment.