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Tabush Group's Cloud & Managed IT Blog

When Should a Firm Move to the Cloud?

Many firms are evaluating their technology to determine how to be even more productive, regardless of where they are working from. Employees need constant access to their network, applications, and files to work efficiently and best support their clients' needs; however, with increased accessibility comes increased security concerns. Cloud addresses these issues (and many more!), but we know that moving to the cloud is not a decision to be made lightly.  When is the best time for your firm to transition to the cloud?

  • End of Life. Hardware needs to be replaced on a somewhat regular basis: typically every 3-4 years for desktop PCs and 5-7 years for servers. Instead of purchasing new hardware when it nears EOL, moving desktops to the cloud can eliminate this large recurring expense while also providing many inherent benefits.

  • Moving to a New Office. Typically, when a firm moves to a new office, they also consider upgrading their IT. Firms want their new systems up and running prior to the move to minimize downtime. By timing a cloud migration project with (or shortly before) an office relocation, firms are able to minimize or eliminate downtime and IT infrastructure relocation costs.

  • Firm Growth. As your firm grows, so does its IT needs, often resulting in the need to increase the capacity of servers or purchase additional servers. This is an ideal time to consider a move to the cloud as a smarter investment than pouring tens of thousands of dollars into internal IT equipment, licensing, and future maintenance and support needs.

  • Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Security Needs. Every day we are reminded of the growing importance of more comprehensive backup, disaster recovery, and security solutions. This may come after a disaster at your firm or from your clients, who require all vendors to meet certain security criteria. Cloud solutions already include the necessary backup and disaster recovery solutions, and meet many nationally recognized security standards, removing this burden from your firm.

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Topics: Cloud IT IT Best Practices