Many businesses make the mistake of focusing on cloud solutions that meet current needs, rather than looking at a sustainable model. The problem with not looking forward and instead concentrating on how the cloud meets your needs as they stand right now is that you may get left behind. The cloud is adapting and evolving all the time. Tools and solutions that work now may not work as well a few years from now. Cloud solutions are meant to help you grow your business; not purely to add convenience in the present.
The Importance of Sustainable Cloud Solutions
This is where sustainable cloud solutions become important. In order to make cloud tools truly work for you and your business, you need to step back and look at the bigger picture. You need to think about your needs in the mid and longer term. You need to find tools that are sustainable and designed with growth in mind. Benefits of sustainable solutions include the following:
Agility is essential when it comes to the cloud. You need tools that are updated frequently to meet the changing trends and technologies of cloud solutions. You need tools that allow you to work smarter, as your business adapts and grows. Looking at the cloud from a growth perspective is what agility is all about. Tools that offer static features instead of dynamic features that make agility easier are therefore highly important. A great example of these types of tools is Microsoft 365. A wide range of tools and features are offered in this suite, from Teams to OneDrive, SharePoint, and many others. More tools are added as technologies emerge, which further help you keep your business agile.
Another factor to think about is stability. Although this one seems to contradict agility, you can have the best of both worlds. While agility is all about adapting to new technologies as they emerge and allowing your business to scale, stability is about doing so in a safe way. Once again, this is where Microsoft comes into the picture. Using free or uncertified cloud solutions can cause many problems in the short and long-term. Using a premium quality, trusted solution such as Microsoft gives you the benefit of extensive security features. These give you a solid foundation that allows sustainable growth with minimal risk.
Our goal at iSSC is to make it as easy as possible for you to migrate to the cloud. We are a certified Gold Microsoft Partner with extensive experience and expertise. Contact us now to find out more about our cloud solutions.