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Cloud Solutions Offer Cyber Protection and Other Benefits

Benefits of Private Cloud for Business

Does your company have a plan when business critical data is inaccessible due to a server outage, weather related disaster, or cyber-attack? According to a 2016 study done by the Ponemon Institute an unplanned server outage costs a company on average $8,851 per minute. In fact, 40 percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and 25 percent fail within one year, according to FEMA.

Business Benefits Of The Cloud

Sick of worrying about the safety of your business data and applications?

A private cloud solution is an affordable, simple, and easy-to-deploy option to protect your business against cybercrime. Data center service providers are often better prepared to mitigate threats as a result of focus, scalability, and expertise. It is their job to stay current on the increasing and constantly changing cyber threats. They can be quicker to detect a cyberattack and respond before it causes an interruption of service or crisis. Data center providers are well rehearsed in testing disaster recovery plans to ensure business continuity even if a server is violated by an outside or inside source.

But that’s not all!

Benefits of the Cloud Beyond Security

Companies that adopt cloud strategies do so for a range of reasons. Here are several of the most common reasons to adopt a cloud-based technology for your Sage software.

Reduced Up-Front Cost – many cloud solutions are delivered through the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model; consequently there is typically no need to purchase hardware because your Sage solution is hosted on the vendor’s technology infrastructure. As your ERP software refreshes annually, there is no need for you to worry about keeping up with hardware refresh cycles or frequent enhancement releases and patches.

Fewer IT Resources –cloud solutions are appealing because they reduce or eliminate the need for internal IT staffing and skills. With fewer server and client workstation software issues to deal with, your IT resources can focus on operational issues that add value to your organization instead of dedicated support.

Technology Access – with lower up-front costs and reduced IT support requirements, the cloud provides access to applications that may have previously been cost-prohibitive, to some companies. Now small and mid-sized companies have access to valuable technologies that they can leverage to grow faster with the efficiency of “big business” solutions.

Web Access & Mobility – with the cloud being inherently web-based, you have more options for accessing your cloud-based applications. There is no longer a need to set up and maintain any special web servers, remote connection technology or client-server software. You can simply use any desktop, laptop, mobile device, or tablet on most browsers to access the software. With the cloud, you create an organization that’s much more flexible providing remote access anytime anywhere to business systems.

Webinar: Exploring Private Cloud Options for Sage

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Sofia Pascuzzo

Written by Sofia Pascuzzo

Sofia is the Customer Marketing Associate at RKL eSolutions. She specializes in creating informational thought leadership style content for the RKL eSolutions customer base. When not working, Sofia leads her town's Hometown Heroes program, honoring local veterans.