CLOUD. Successful companies are dependent on an efficient IT environment. At the same time, surveys conducted by Statistic depertment of Sweden show that many companies make really bad IT investments.

In this blogpost we’ll give you some crucial tips on how to save money and be more productive by moving your IT to the cloud (and what NOT to do).

1. Better Security (backup and storage regardless of physical location).

One of the biggest threats to a secure IT environment is to store all your data in one physical location.

Should an accident occur, such as a computer crash, a server gets infected by a nasty virus or (awful thought) the whole office burns down, the entire company’s IT capital can be lost in a heart beat.

Does it sound dramatically? Maybe. But the fact is that this type of accidents happens all the time. For example, statistics show that every other Swedish company has had a computer crash.

By moving your data to the cloud, your IT-capital is not bound to a physical location in the same way. At the same time you have access to backup and storage in real time.

Taking this route, you don’t have to worry (that much) about hackers, viruses, accidents, crashes, air born coffee cups and other headaches that can threaten your company’s IT resources

Our tips to avoid similar problems are to choose an IT provider that owns their own computer halls. And thus gain better control over operation and safety.

A provider that you can call and talk to when you have questions. Someone who is responsible and who can keep track of the security for you.

Despite (or maybe because) the cloud makes us less dependent on time and place when we work, we believe that solid business relationships is still important to create successful collaborations.

2. Better scalability (save money by just paying for what your business needs)

One of the difficulties with investing in IT infrastructure is to know how much you need.

Sure, you may know what you need today. But a company changes.

Seasonal variations, trends, technology development, sales department’s latest shoting star: all these factors make it difficult for any IT manager to predict the future.

And if you intend to buy and operate the entire IT structure on your own, you risk investing too little and be caught of guard when the high season delivers hundreds of more customers.

Or, if you invest to much, you’ll have to answer to you bosses why you wasted money on hardware and applications that you never use.

By choosing cloud services, you can customize the size of your IT investments according to what you need right now in a much higher degree.

So when your business changes, you can quickly connect larger capacity – or scale down.

This smooth scalability is one of the major benefits of adding your IT services to the cloud and something that probably has reduced ulceration significantly for all IT managers around the world.

3. Easier to collaborate (and increase the productivity of the company)

It is no sectret that we have great possibilites to work and cooperate regardless of location.

This creates both opportunities and challenges.

As a company, it is important that employees can access the right data in the right place, while not compromising on security.

By choosing effective secure cloud services, your company can create an infrastructure that makes it easy to collaborate across all boundaries.

For example, work from home, streamline routine tasks, keep more meetings through the web – and thus reduce travel times and spare the environment.

With cloud services, you get a combined platform and structure to be based on as teams and companies.

An IT infrastructure available regardless of whether you are in the office or on the other side of the earth.

Want to know more about our cloud services? We own and operate 3 computer halls in Gothenburg, Sweden, and offers modern, scalable cloud services with world-class personal support.

Anders Holgersson
+46 31-748 07 00

Johan Ernbrink
+46 31-748 07 00

David Ekblad
+46 31-748 07 00

This post is also available in: Svenska (Swedish)