Top 4 Ways Start-ups Can Leverage Cloud Computing

2017 saw the addition of over 1000 new start-ups, strengthening India’s position as the 3rd largest start-up ecosystem across the world. This takes the total number of technology start-ups in India to 5,200 (Nasscom start-up report 2017).

With this rapid increase of enterprises in the technology sector, competition also has become greater. Every other company is striving to distinguish themselves from others by increasing productivity or cutting down cost or an unconventional combination of both.

One way for tech companies to get a leg on the rest of the industry is by migrating to cloud. While cloud computing is immensely useful for all the companies, they are remarkably useful for start-ups, which need all the help they can get to hit the ground running.

 

Let’s look at 4 ways in which start-ups can leverage cloud computing:

 

  1. Save Money

4 out of 7 companies are now moving their company to cloud and it is no secret, cloud has become a vital component of company’s tech budget. You can do more with less funding on the cloud. The cloud offers an easy way to store your company’s data without the need to pay for expensive licenses or difficult software training courses. You can take the money you would spend on software and allocate it elsewhere.

 

  1. Going Mobile

The amount of work put into getting a start-up off the ground requires serious effort and working a lot of hours, which means day in and day out you will be checking work emails and accessing business documents, even at nights and on the weekends too. For an easy and convenient way to access your work using a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone, the cloud will surely be a boon to your business.

 

  1. Pay As You Go model

Start-ups can’t afford wastage. One of the major advantages of pay-as-you-go model is that there are no wasted resources. Rather than allotting for a certain amount of resource that may or may not be used, you pay only for the service procured.

  1. Growth promotion

Starting a new business is always a challenge, but hiring people in the early stages of a new company is a bigger challenge. The phase where you need to widen your focus to add more responsibilities, and also find the funding to pay new employees. This is where start-ups can leverage cloud adoption because the cloud requires less money and manpower than traditional software solutions, you’ll free up additional resources that you can put toward hiring.

 

With cloud computing, you will not only save resources but will also be able to invest your valuable time in the growth of your business. Sysfore, Microsoft Gold partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver our service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

Top 5 cloud computing trends for 2018

Cloud adoption has enabled small enterprises and startups to go on a progressive journey to success instead of rushing aggressively to outrun their competitors. CIO’s are now turning their attention to how the use of technology can help them accomplish their business objectives in 2018.

 

With 2017 coming to an end, we have listed The Top 5 Trends in cloud computing that you should be aware of before you dive into 2018:

 

1. Rapid growth in cloud services solutions

 

Business and consumers had access to try early cloud service because (Saas) Software as a Service was flexible, reliable and financially attractive. Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service have also witnessed an exponential growth which expanded the number of cloud solutions available in the public and private sectors. The simplicity and the optimal performance offered by the cloud will see many more organizations take advantage of cloud computing in 2018

As per the Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020

All the services and solution would be used worldwide to achieve a variety of goals. 2018 will see SaaS as the most common and highly deployed cloud service across the globe. 60% of the cloud-based workloads will be SaaS as per the Cisco forecast, a 12% increase over 2017 prediction. IaaS and PaaS are also expected to increase.  Businesses that want to simplify operations and make it easier for their customers to access services will move more aggressively toward integrating SaaS, IaaS, and/or PaaS into their business processes.

 

2. Bigger cloud storage capacity

 

With Cloud Storage becoming a critical part of doing business, the data storage limit is expected to grow ascending in 2018. As a result, more data centers online with larger capacity storage equipment will be brought by different service providers. The Cisco survey estimates that in 2018, estimated total global storage capacity would be 1.1 ZB, which is approximately twice the space available in 2017.

 

3. 2018 is Internet Of Everything(IoE)

Innovators like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking commented on AI and IoT’s near-term potential and how they played a meritorious role in the tech community. While industry experts anticipate IoT will see its own growth, continuous innovations in real-time data analytics and cloud computing are set to push the internet of everything (IoE) to the fore in 2018. For humans, this will allow us to interact intelligently with every device in a network. Human-to-human communication will also be easier. For e.g: Google’s Pixel Buds(which are expected to be released in late 2017) are a headset equipped with the ability to recognize and translate 40 languages in real-time for its user. IoE will also provide businesses with more insight into how consumers relate to their products or services, customer care units, and one another.

 

4. The rise of 5G

A report drafted by Ericsson on 5G Readiness shows that many operators have accelerated preparations for the new technology, and trials are being carried out by 78 percent of the respondents.

Furthermore, 28 percent of the respondents expect to deploy 5G next year

With the fast internet and superior network quality, customer expectation would be massive. Fast-loading, highly responsive services, and apps would be just minimum expectations. Savvy business owners will evaluate the situation upfront and upgrade their SaaS, PaaS, and website platforms to be more responsive.

 

5. Cloud Security

2017 – Year of more cyber attacks than any other in history

Attacks such as the WannaCry ransomware, the CIA Vault 7 hack, and the Equifax data breach are reminders that cyber attacks are a reality of the 21st century.

We expect 2018 will see more individual and state-sponsored attacks aimed at undermining the security of cloud infrastructures. As cyber attackers become more sophisticated, security analysts in government, public, and private sectors will also have to become more sophisticated and timely in their methods for detecting and preventing attacks. Businesses will recognize the necessity of investing in tools like security information and event management (SIEM) and malware detection systems as fundamental defense mechanisms for cybersecurity.

2018, as expected would witness more individual and state-sponsored attacks targeting cloud infrastructures. Business will recognize the necessity of investing in tools like UEM(Unified EndPoint Management), SIEM(Security Information and Event management) and malware detection systems as fundamental defense mechanisms for cybersecurity.

What do you think would be 2018 cloud computing trends? Let us know in the comments below.

Sysfore, Microsoft Gold partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver our service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.

 

Top 4 reasons why small businesses should move to Cloud

Cloud Technology brings new opportunities and potentially disruptive changes to small businesses. Many small and medium-sized businesses have now realized the changes brought by Cloud Computing. It is estimated that 80% of the small businesses in U.S. will have fully adapted to Cloud Computing by 2020.

Here are the top 4 reasons why you should consider migrating to Cloud:

1. Easier Collaboration: Cloud Computing offers the ability to save and access various files on the Cloud to multiple people. Employees can easily collaborate and work on the same master document with the help of collaboration tools like Google Drive. Employers can also upload their documents and can control what their employees can access. This collaboration also helps the small businesses in improving their efficiency by helping the business owners to track and manage individual performance on assignments.

2. Improved Flexibility: In today’s mobile world, people demand greater flexibility. Cloud Computing allows remote access to the work-related files and information. With the help of Cloud Computing, employees can access work materials when they’re not at work or working from outside of the office. They also have an option to bring their own devices to work which helps in additional cost savings for small businesses.

3. Reduced Expenses: The goal of every business is to cut down the operational costs and to improve the efficiency whenever possible. The greatest benefit of moving to Cloud is that the services are available at a flat-rate monthly fee for users according to their bandwidth requirements without any upfront costs. Also, moving from in-house servers to Cloud servers eliminate the dependability on the IT support staff further reducing the costs and improving the efficiency.

4. Better Integration: Cloud computing enables small businesses to integrate their various departments to make them work in sync with each other so that business owners can put more time to focus on the critical business areas. For example, for an FMCG company, the field sales personnel can update the available stock in the application hosted on Cloud and the production department can procure the raw material for production accordingly.

Overall, there are many benefits of Cloud Computing for small businesses. It is important for every business owner to always look out for the most effective, yet economical solutions possible to gain maximum efficiency.

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