Managed services providers in San Antonio have increasingly begun to provide cloud computing solutions for diverse clients, and this trend is looking to continue. Convenience and cost reduction are two concepts which basically summarize the reason for this switch, but there are more in-depth reasons worth considering as well. These include:
- Enough space for any business
- Better security than onsite solutions
- Continuous availability of services and support
- Increased speed in interface, data transfer, etc.
Enough Space for Any Business
Legal firms are migrating to the cloud en masse. Certainly, not all of them have made the switch, but many have— and it makes sense. There is a ubiquity of paperwork generated during even small legal cases. Managing this can be a nightmare, and it takes a lot of time. Just moving a group of files from one location to another takes a lot of time and energy, and physically storing them is expensive. Cloud computing eliminates the majority of those problems. Data can be scanned up to the cloud and immediately requisitioned as necessary, then printed if that’s also necessary–but with continuous accessibility wherever an individual happens to be, a tablet can surrogate paper in many situations.
Not only legal institutions have made the switch, but they represent an excellent object example of why cloud computing has become an increasingly sought service from managed services providers in San Antonio.
Better Security than Onsite Solutions
When it comes to security, onsite servers as managed by onsite techs are limited in terms of safeguarding by the knowledge of those managing them. Certainly, professional techs are going to do a good job of safeguarding systems, but their modus operandi isn’t the continuous development of their IT knowledge for the purposes of serving multiple diverse clientele. Additionally, your onsite servers aren’t being continuously augmented to be competitively cutting edge. In the cloud, technology is being updated like this, and it is imperative that those maintaining the cloud increase their knowledge set regularly. Plus, they deal with different clients, so they can see problems from multiple angles and account for them.
Continuous Availability of Services and Support
If you want to have onsite personnel managing data internally available around-the-clock, you’ll need multiple teams that have fail-over staffing for when somebody gets sick. Ultimately, you’ll spend many times what you would in the cloud, which has such availability built into its operational model. Especially, considering that offices are becoming increasingly outsourced, it becomes obvious that cloud computing represents a substantial advantage here.
Increased Speed in Interface, Data Transfer, and More
Even if you’ve got the best onsite servers, unless you’ve got hundreds–or even thousands–of them networked together into a single array, you just can’t match the speed of the cloud. The largest cloud arrays have over a million servers networked together. That’s a lot of computing horsepower at your fingertips! No wonder legal teams prefer the cloud as do many other businesses.
Upgrading to the Cloud
A managed services provider in San Antonio like ICS can help you make the cloud switch, advise you on which cloud computing solutions are best for you, and optimize your overall operations. Contact us now for top-tier cloud computing solutions.