Speed. It is what auto racing is all about. In the state of Indiana, the month of May is all about one of the fastest races in the world—the Indianapolis 500. Speed has increased to the point where the poll sitter for the race careens around the 2.5-mile track at over 229 miles per hour. It takes courage and raw nerves to pull that off while seated in an open-cockpit vehicle only inches from the ground.
For many small and medium sized business, speed is also a critical success factor. The faster business processes can be completed, the greater productivity per resource. In most businesses, speed is limited by core business systems. But the concept of “core” business management system is being disrupted.
Technology is reshaping how you interact with customers, suppliers and employees. If you can’t stay ahead of the digital revolution, business will pass right by you. Watch this video to learn how a move to the cloud will boost your speed by modernizing operations, improving data security, unleashing the potential of your workforce and establishing a competitive advantage.
Where Is Your Data Now?
Traditional accounting systems and ERP solutions offer a lot of flexibility, but when managed in-house, or on premises, you rely on the IT department to ensure security, perform back-ups and conduct other routine maintenance. Data breaches are becoming more prevalent and many businesses are finding protecting customer, corporate and other proprietary data increasingly difficult, not to mention slow and expensive.
In addition, on premises business solutions often isolate data in disparate systems. Data becomes stuck in silos, out of reach of your workforce which slows down productivity and customer service. As noted in the infographic 7 Powerful Reasons to Migrate your Business to the Cloud, millennials make up nearly 35% of the American labor force. Your key employees, not to mention many customers, are accustomed to speedy access to information through technology. Are your business systems accelerating or stalling their potential?
7 Reasons to Migrate Your Business Solutions to a Private Cloud Hosting Option
Now is the ideal time to shift into high gear and establish a foundation for your digital future. By taking advantage of private cloud hosting today, you can capitalize on the power of data and take full advantage of emerging technology. As highlighted in the infographic, here are seven reasons it’s time to migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the cloud:
Reduce Capital Investments
Running core business systems on premises requires significant expenditures in hardware, real estate and building space, and additional investments in HVAC, racks, IT support, maintenance and upfront software costs. Companies that move to the cloud do not have these expenses.
Integrate business systems
Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers great flexibility, especially when combined with the expanded capabilities of Microsoft Azure. Armed with a strong cloud-based foundation, you will be able to take advantage of financial, customer, operational, talent, and business intelligence apps and deliver actionable data to users on virtually any device, anywhere and at any time.
Increase data security
Cloud providers are measured against a much higher standard for security. They are obligated to safeguard data against electronic and environmental threats that put many businesses at risk. A qualified cloud provider will deliver reliable backups, use encryption and other cybersecurity tools to monitor data for risk, and will respond quickly in the event of theft or breach of devices and data.
Reduce the risk for business interruptions
Natural disasters ranging from weather to fires to regional power outages will stop business in its tracks. By moving business applications to Microsoft Azure, you will be able to get back up and running faster should an unexpected event occur. Built-in backup and geo-replication services add an additional layer of security to customer and corporate data.
Free IT to focus on strategic tasks
Your IT team can’t focus on the future when they are maintaining complex business management systems. A move to the cloud will free up your team for more business-centric activities, such as identifying new ways to understand customer behaviors that will support sales, expand product lines and lead your business into new marketplaces.
Establish a competitive advantage
Data is the quintessential part of gaining an edge over competitors. With Microsoft Dynamics 365 on Azure, you gain access to a higher level of business tools including Microsoft Power BI, PowerApps and Machine Learning. These apps turn data into insights that you can use to drive greater business efficiency, strengthen customer interactions and grow profits.
Utilize the cloud with confidence
When you are ready to move to the cloud, the experts at Velosio will guide you step-by-step through the process. We offer best-fit business applications, perform the administration and maintenance activities, and simplify your move to modern. Our Stratos Cloud is secure private cloud hosting that offers scalability, mobility and reliability with minimal disruption and a small up-front investment.
Key Benefits of Migrating to Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the Cloud
Technology is advancing with more speed every single day. Today’s workforce and customer expects businesses to have a seamless digital experience. As discussed in the infographic, by migrating to Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the cloud, you will be able to respond quickly to changing marketplace conditions, satisfy customer needs and build a strong digital future. Approximately 66% of organizations consider themselves successful with business intelligence and financial management initiatives that use the cloud. So, what’s stopping you? Contact Velosio for additional information about starting your engines on your digital journey.