Anywhere and anytime access – You can access your applications anytime and anywhere via a web browser from any device.
Affordable – Cloud requires no upfront costs, instead you make regular payments which make it an operating expense (OpEx). While the monthly cost adds up over time, maintenance and support services are included removing the need for annual contracts.
Predictable costs – Benefit from predictable monthly payments that cover software licences, upgrades, support and daily back-ups.
Worry free IT – Because cloud software is hosted for you, you don’t need to worry about the maintenance of your software or the hardware it resides on, compatibility and upgrades are taken care of by the cloud service provider.
High levels of security – Data centres employ security measures beyond the affordability of most businesses, therefore your data is often safer in the cloud than on a server in your offices.
Quick deployment – Cloud-based software is deployed over the Internet in a matter of hours/days and it can be installed on a physical server and each PC or laptop.
Scalability – Cloud technologies provide greater flexibility as you only pay for what you use and can easily scale to meet demand, for example adding and scaling back licences.
Lower energy costs - When you move to the cloud, you no longer have to pay to power on-premise servers or to maintain their environment. This significantly reduces the amount you pay on your energy bills.
Total Cost of Ownership – Since you are only paying for your user licenses once, an on premise solution can have a lower
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than a cloud system.
Complete control – Your data, hardware and software platforms are all yours. You decide on the configuration, the upgrades and system changes.
Uptime - With on premise systems, you do not rely on internet connectivity or external factors to access your software
No compromise on data – your data lies with you; no compromise on data leakage
Very less vendor dependency – Vendor dependency is only restricted to hardware
Very little running cost – Since the one time cost is already incurred, there is very little running cost
Easier customisation – As controls lie with you, future customisation can be done easily
Foundation for future hybrid cloud expansion – As investments in servers are being done, such an option cannot be ruled out