Did you know that approximately 89% percent of IT decision makers have plans to increase their cloud investments throughout 2019? This is according to a recent survey which, when combined with the steady rate of cloud adoption seen during the past decade, proves that the cloud is the next phase in the evolutionary development of business computing. While this shows great promise for the future, cloud adoption is not something to dive into blindly.

After all, this is a tendency that many business owners regularly exhibit: after little research or preparation, it’s easy to adopt the latest technology trends without regard for the effects of these changes. Estimates identify the cloud as another technology that fits this tendency. In fact, projections show that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020.

Clearly, the cloud is a valuable asset for businesses. Although, if a company were to dive right in (anticipating to immediately enjoy the cloud’s benefits), then they could easily experience detrimental issues.

How to select a Cloud Service Provider?

As you weigh the many factors of your cloud solution against each other, it is especially important to invest time into considering your service provider – even more so if you don’t plan to host your solution yourself.

This is a very common practice, as not many companies can spare the time it takes to manage a cloud solution, let alone handle the administrative duties of adding new users, adjusting permissions, and the litany of other responsibilities self-managing entails. Utilising someone else’s services allows you to invest that considerable amount of time into other matters, however, there is an obvious disadvantage.

By utilising someone else’s services to see to maintaining your cloud solution, you are trading off your control for the sake of convenience. Therefore, if your provider encounters an issue, you will also face the consequences as you lose the ability to access your cloud services.

To avoid this, you will need to select a provider that guarantees maximum uptime, no matter what.

In order for your cloud solution to be worth the investment, your provider will need to care for your solution as a member of your internal team would, as well as ensure that interruptions are avoided, if not eliminated entirely.

Managed cloud services to save you time

As soon as you engage Atech Support as your cloud service providers, you’ll be taking the time pressure off your in-house team and letting the experts take up the slack. This is what we’re here for.
There’s no need for shopping around. We’ll provide you with an assessment of your IT infrastructure so we can recommend the best cloud service to suit your business exactly – taking business size, sector, budget and goals into account. And our industry-leading 15-minute response time (that’s written into our SLA for your peace of mind) means, that with our cloud managed services, you won’t lose out to downtime either. Are you ready to become more time efficient? Get in touch today.