Switching to the cloud shields you from downtime
Since cloud services reside in remote datacenters with multiple redundancies, local disruptions can have minimal impact. If the power goes out in your building or a storm hits and you have to evacuate, your cloud services go where you go. Employees can continue working, and your customers won’t notice any interruption in service.
With cloud-based IT services, only things your employees need are an internet connection and their laptop or mobile device. With a cloud-based phone system, workers can take their desk phone with them or route all calls to a mobile phone. Most clouds-based services also provide a certain level of functionality offline, so that workers can at least perform some functions without an internet connection.
To maximize your cost savings, try to get as many services as possible from one cloud provider. In many cases, they will offer bundled pricing. You can also reduce costs by choosing a provider that charges a per-user flat rate rather than one that charges by how much storage space or calling minutes you use.