Reasons Why You’re Hesitant to have a Cloud-based Business
Running a business is no walk in the park. It could mean sleepless nights of analyzing monthly incomes, comparing projection reports, monitoring departmental statuses, and the like. Good thing, there are viable options to address these challenges these days.
Perhaps, you’ve been hearing about the cloud’s capacities to unleash your potential as a business. Productivity and income-wise, more and more businesses are becoming living testaments of this innovation. So, seriously, why can’t you go cloud-based? Is that because of these following reasons:
- You’re too comfortable with the conventional.
There’s nothing wrong with your manual efforts; those would still get the job done! Printed timesheets still work for invoices, financial report papers still make you track internal economy flawlessly and hard-bound company portfolios still keep the engagement of your regulars.
The problem is you’re in a society that is gradually going digital and it wouldn’t take too long before they move away from old processes. Also, company mishaps such as calamities and security threats are just around the corner waiting to happen and your workforce will sooner or later transcend to a new generation of employees who are from the digital age.
The big risk for this is that you can lose your stance inside your own market and could even lead to your business’s foreclosure.
To prevent this, try checking out a document management system to optimize and upgrade your organizational processes.
- You’re uninformed…or misinformed, at least.
Ever heard of cloud breaches in big companies? How about scary stories of unreliable subscription models for a strangling locked-in contract? Or ever influenced by other’s opinion regarding cloud adoption? If you agree, haven’t gone online for some researches, and received those advices like 15 years ago, there is a great thing that you must know.
In a recent post by Asian Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), an organization representing the cloud computing sector in Asia, Asian countries topped the global cloud readiness index for 2016. This indicates that there is a growing receptiveness of cloud adoption among developing countries, primarily in Asia. Issues on cybersecurity, privacy, and other known cloud integration blockades can now be addressed among those countries. This also shows that these developing countries that are somehow new to the cloud now have matching capacities as those that are first introduced to the cloud.
Zooming in to your business, you only need to see the situation of your operations and reconsider your capacities for cloud adoption, which perhaps, are all now ready.
- You’re being too frugal.
In a romantic relationship, investment is vital. You receive what your partner gives and what you give isn’t something your partner should owe you, but is a clear cut gesture of love.
Same goes to your business. If you love it, you’ll spend on it.
Not that relationships and businesses should be based on superficial entities, but tolerating expenses once in a while will give great benefits for the long run. The question is, what to invest to? For your partner, maybe a watch or something he/she can’t take his/her eyes off in shopping centers. For your business and its long-term adjustment to the market: The cloud.
Let’s cut the chase before this starts sounding like a relationship counseling — You have to spend on the cloud.
According to KPMG, an auditing firm, businesses invest on the cloud to drive productivity and save finances. Out of their 674 respondents (composed of IT and business executives), 70% sees that the cloud brings positive returns in terms of production and cost savings.
This shows that those who go for cloud adoption are hopeful and are aware of the advantages it could give them. So what’s a considerable slice from your budget to fund such cost-effective expense? Who wouldn’t want more room for profits?
Hesitance to cloud adoption is normal to an adjusting business such as yours. But who knows? You might just be a ‘yes’ away from your enterprise’s success?
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