4 Reasons why you should consider migrating to the Cloud

Most Dutch companies are already fully engaged with cloud applications. About 80 percent of the respondents of the survey, executed, by Dutch IT Channel indicates to be very actively working on it or even to have partially completed their migrations. Half of the remaining part indicates to have plans for cloud migrations soon. Only a fraction of the companies indicates that cloud has no relevance for them.

That same research shows that the IT decision-maker increasingly prefers an "as-a-service" model and applies it where possible. They increasingly prefer to finance infrastructure and software through lease or installment mechanisms.  

1. Improve Your Bottom Line 

Cloud services offer on-demand resources. A big advantage in turbulent times like these, in which cloud services can automatically scale up or down resources (compute, memory, storage) based on actual use. Something traditional applications cannot do. This flexibility can lower operational costs for cloud services by up to 30% compared with traditional applications. 

2. No need to worry about updates 

Once you’re in the cloud, all further updates will be automatically applied. So, you don’t have to worry about missing out on new features and getting the latest security updates! The cloud enables your IT department to adopt DevOps practices. This way, it will contribute to a higher business productivity up to 30% for your IT staff. 

3. Data Security 

Take advantage of Microsoft’s collective knowledge and resources to protect you and your data. No one can match the level of security the Microsoft Cloud will offer. Microsoft is spending approximately $1 billion per year on Cyber Security. And as Satya Nadella recently stated on Twitter: "Microsoft will invest $20 billion to advance their security solutions over the next 5 years, $150 million to help US government agencies upgrade protections, and expand our cybersecurity training partnerships." 

4. Integration to the Microsoft Universe 

When you are part of the cloud community, enjoy the total integration with the entire Microsoft stack of business applications and Office 365 platform, accessible on any device, on any browser.   

Moving to the cloud offers an answer for any business that wants to work more agile and be more flexible. Initiating these projects, we often get a lot of questions. Where do you start? How do you ensure business continuity while migrating your operations to the cloud? To help you get started, and already provide some insight, we’ll show you exactly how we will guide you through this cloud journey. 

Our methodology is based on the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework. The Cloud Adoption Framework is a proven guidance that's designed to help you create and implement the business and technology strategies necessary for your organization to succeed in the cloud. It provides best practices, documentation, and tools that cloud architects, IT professionals and business decision makers need to successfully achieve short-term and long-term objectives. This standardized approach also contributes to a better alignment between business and technical strategies to ensure success. 

No matter what industry you’re in, we help you to define the right cloud-based strategy for every application in your portfolio and guide you through the execution in five steps. Do you want to know how we can guide you through this journey? Click here 


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