A welcome push
Whether you’re a small start-up company or a major player in the business world, the cloud is probably something you’ve heard of – and not just in a chat about the recent cooler weather. Migrating to the cloud is about giving your enterprise a welcome push into the wonderful world of Unified Communications (UC). By doing this, you can reduce costs, improve productivity and enable your staff to access resources from anywhere, so they can work in the office, on the road, or across the globe.
A modern office ought to offer a range of communications capabilities that are tailored and versatile, encourages mobility for your workers and a telephony plan that suits all aspects of your business. It needs to do all this while ultimately offering a better, faster service thanks to a quicker response time to match customers’ needs with real-time communication.
Any size business
The exciting news is that the cloud can suit any size business from small to sizeable and the type of cloud option you choose may well depend on the number of employees your company has, whether you have staff who are away from the office a lot but need strong communications capabilities, what kind of existing communications and IT equipment you have in place or what type of privacy and security are critical to your business needs.
For a small to medium sized businesses, consider choosing something like the Public Cloud because it offers convenience thanks to:
- A pay-as-you-go model;
- It is economical;
- It is often used with a high speed internet connection, though it can be combined with your existing private network connections.
This tends to be the most popular option for government departments and agencies, large organisations and key verticals because of its added security measures.
- An important component of Private Cloud is offering communication with a high level of security and control to avoid privacy breaches or sensitive information falling into the wrong hands.
This is often used by companies who are in the throes of a transition from a traditional on-premises phone system to a more desirable Unified Communications (UC) solution with advanced business capabilities.
Some businesses migrating to the cloud soon decide that their business model would be best suited to a combination of both a Public and Private Cloud systems, therefore choosing the Hybrid model. It has lots to offer an organisation which would prefer to have careful control over some aspects of its communications infrastructure, while also enjoying the scalability and management benefits of an on-premises Private Cloud.
That is not to say the Public Cloud is left out of the picture altogether as it is generally used to handle any overflow call volume and business continuity/disaster recovery.
Find out more about the best kind of cloud migration strategy for your business by speaking with one of our ICT consultants here.