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3 Signs Your Business Needs Microsoft Azure

Jan 14, 2020

Your business, more likely than not, needs Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform at the forefront of providing flexible, scalable hybrid cloud infrastructure to businesses looking to leverage the power of the cloud.

Become more productive, growth-ready, secure and future-proof. All with Azure.

Here are three warning signs that you should consider Microsoft Azure:

1. ‘We want to increase profit and cut costs'

First and foremost, it goes without saying, you'll want to save money and boost profits.

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Pay for what you need, when you need it

Most on-premise servers run far below their maximum capacity. Systems are set up for peak usage, and so you pay regardless of whether you use it.

By switching to Azure, you only pay for what you need, when you need it. For example, you only need to pay for development and test environments when there’s development and testing going on.


Grow bigger, faster

Cloud computing means your business can scale without limits.

Spin up virtual machines in minutes; avoid on-site storage taking up real estate; work anytime, anywhere, on any device.

You can also take advantage of Microsoft Azure’s automation capabilities to streamline IT management such as for software updates, configuration management and systems inventories.

 

Stop excess spending on infrastructure

An on-site data centre eats up real estate, employee time, and associated costs of maintenance and repair. Not only that, but hardware needs refreshing.

With Azure-hosted backup, storage and other services, all that time and money is saved.

Microsoft looks after the physical hardware: servers, buildings, physical security, heating and cooling.

Azure also simplifies security, compliance and software update implementation.

With Azure management tools, it’s possible to automate routine management tasks, freeing up time for more important work.

 

Avoid downtime

With the cloud, you can minimise the business loss that comes with technology failures for your customers.

 

2. ‘Our competitors are out-pacing us’

Companies that embrace digital transformation are getting ahead of the competition with IoT, Edge computing, AI and Blockchain.

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Become efficient with Virtual Machines, Visual Studio and DevOps

No more requests to the IT operations team. With Azure, resources can be accessed with just a few clicks, meaning you and your clients can get to developing faster.

And by faster, we mean you can start implementing within hours instead of weeks. It’s no small advantage.

A DevOps team can spin up servers, create databases and build coding frameworks within one environment. You can scale operations with as many hosted virtual machines running Windows or Linux as needed.

 

3. ‘Our business can’t afford another security breach’

43% of UK businesses experienced a data breach in the last year, according to the government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey.

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Despite companies reporting security as a high priority, very few have any formal security processes in place.

Switching to Microsoft Azure can make it easier for you to stay secure and protect sensitive data. There’s a lot of security and resilience built into Microsoft’s base platform.

On top of that, Azure contains tools such as Azure Security Centre, to add additional security and protection.

 

Want to find out if you're ready for Microsoft Azure? Speak to an expert - call us on 0800 054 6000 - or email hello@communicatebetter.co.uk.

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