If you’re a Finance Director, you’ve likely already been inundated with questions and queries regarding the implementation of cloud computing solutions coming from your team – this is no surprise, as they’re agile, flexible, and an essential tool for the typical modern business. This means that sooner or later, there is going to be a point where you have to make the decision to integrate cloud computing into your operations. This may sound daunting, but don’t worry – it’s actually much easier than you might imagine and presents a whole host of benefits as you move into the future. For those who are currently investigating the reasons behind implementing the cloud in a corporate sense, here are our top 5 benefits that all Finance Directors need to know when it comes to cloud computing solutions. 

 

1. Security 

The cloud is one of the most secure solutions that you can utilise for your business. – with secured and encrypted data centres protecting your information and multi-step authentication required to access any programmes within your network, your business operations will never have been safer than they are in the cloud. When you’re looking for a cloud provider, you need to make sure that you’re choosing the right people – whilst many do feature high-level security, such as our ISO27001 certified data centres at Cloud Geeni, others may not provide the same level of protection. Be sure to check with the provider before committing to them. With these highly secure data centres, you can be sure that your data is being handled with care, in line with the latest data safeguarding regulations. 

 

2. Resources

If like many, you’ve found your resources stretched over the past 12 months as you’ve looked to keep your business functioning despite the ongoing pandemic, you’ve probably already encountered the stress that physical infrastructure can put onto your resources. By eliminating the need for a physical infrastructure that’s managed internally and migrating to a virtual space in the cloud, you can make use of expert management and maintenance from the experts here at Cloud Geeni. This frees up valuable time for your internal IT teams, allowing them to focus on aspects of their role outside of general maintenance and overseeing the infrastructure such as data centres. 

 

3. Costs

Square footage costs money and money that’s being spent inefficiently is a waste. If you’ve still got the majority of your IT infrastructure located in-house, it’s likely that you’re spending far more than you really need to. Migrating to the cloud can help to solve this problem – by moving to a cloud-based infrastructure, things are easier to manage, more effective, and far more cost-efficient. Without the need for physical space to set up your infrastructure or even potentially removing the need for any office space at all, you’ll be able to reduce costs quite considerable whilst giving your employees a more flexible and manageable working lifestyle. 

 

4. Efficiency 

If you want your business to be successful, regardless of the industry, you need to be striving to increase your efficiency at every moment – efficiency isn’t just a buzz word, it’s something that you need to be focused on improving across all aspects of your company. By moving to the cloud, that’s exactly what you get. When migrating to the cloud, most businesses find that their output increases significantly – you’re able to access your most important apps and platforms on any device, in any location, enabling you to work from anywhere that you feel your productivity will be at its peak. You’ll also have more of a guarantee surrounding uptime too – Cloud Geeni provides a 99.9% uptime guarantee with all of our solutions, so you can be sure that you’ll never be left without the services that you rely upon and if you are, you’ll be able to use our failover service which is included in all of our packages free of charge. 

 

5. Expert support 

When you first migrate to the cloud, the transition can be a confusing one, particularly if you haven’t been given as much information about the move as you’d have liked. With Cloud Geeni, you never have to worry about a lack of information – our team of expert cloud agents and Microsoft Certified engineers are on hand around the clock to ensure that all of your questions are answered in a prompt, jargon-free manner. No problem is too big or too small for our team to assist with too, so please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions at all about the cloud computing services that we provide.