Microsoft Azure is the way forward for SMBs as according to reports, 82% of IT leaders around the world said they have “ramped up their use of cloud in direct response to the shift to remote working”. 66% of the respondents also said they will continue to increase their overall use of cloud for the foreseeable future.
A common perception is that cloud computing is only suitable for those with deep technical knowledge, but this is simply not true; cloud computing is now easy to understand and implement for any business, no matter of size. Microsoft offers an excellent introductory definition, for anyone new to cloud:
“Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and intelligence – over the internet to offer faster innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale.
Benefits of Azure
Usually with cloud you only pay for the amount of a service that you use. This gives SMBs the ability to scale up or down, helping businesses lower costs and run more efficiently.
There are several cloud platforms on the market, but we believe that Microsoft’s industry-leading public cloud platform, Azure, is the way for SMBs to go with their technology requirements.
Azure offers an ever evolving and expanding set of cloud services. It enables businesses to manage, build and deploy applications using artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. Azure is flexible and supports a broad range of operating systems, frameworks, devices and databases. Additionally, it supports full and hybrid-based cloud computing allowing businesses to move to Azure on IaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service), SaaS (Software-as-a-service) and a PaaS (Platform-as-a-service) basis.
Microsoft also delivers security from the ground up through Azure, a multi layered approach to securing solutions. This is crucial in today’s volatile environment with the increasing volume and variety of cyber-attacks, it is more important than ever for businesses to ensure their systems are secure.
Following the recent backtrack on the government’s drive for a ‘return to the office’, businesses need to continue to enable safe, secure working for their employees. By putting your IT into the cloud, you are not only supporting remote working – you are moving your business into the future of IT.
Let us show you how Microsoft Azure could help your business in today’s hyper-competitive and challenging environment.