Scaling Your Mt. Cloud Skills
Once you’ve reached the top of Mt. Cloud, you might be wondering ‘what’s next’ on your Cloud journey. While there are many paths you could take and directions you could choose, the most important thing to keep in mind is the Cloud never stops growing and neither should you.
With billions of people using the Cloud every day, and millions of businesses adopting Cloud services and technology, there’s no better time to scale your skills. As we wrap up our Mt. Cloud blog series, we're going to highlight how businesses benefit from the Cloud and how you can continue learning even after the hike is over.
Why Businesses Use the Cloud
Although businesses around the world have been using Cloud services for years, the COVID-19 pandemic played a leading role in the sudden accelerated shift to Cloud. In 2020 alone, more than 50% of organizations migrated their workloads to the Cloud after it became evident remote operations would be the new norm.
Despite the sudden and unexpected nature of the mass migration to the Cloud, businesses of all sizes are continuing to reap the rewards of their transition. Some of these benefits include:
Decrease in Costs - Using on-premises servers and hardware is an expensive and time-consuming aspect of business operations. Between paying for the equipment and personnel to maintain it, costs add up quickly and at the end of the day, businesses would rather make money than spend it. As a result, shifting to remote servers maintained by third-party groups has become much more appealing. In fact, medium-sized businesses experienced 40% more cost-effectiveness when employing third-party cloud platforms compared to maintaining systems in-house.
Flexibility & Scalability - A common limitation of on-premise equipment is the inability to fully scale with your business. When implementing Cloud solutions, you’re able to instantly access a practically infinite amount of storage and space to grow your business. In addition to scaling your business, working in the Cloud allows your business to be more flexible. Employees can work and collaborate from anywhere in the world without fear of bandwidth or connectivity issues.
Security - It takes significant time and money to secure servers and physical storage devices. From training employees on best practices to investing in additional hardware and software to keep data secure, organizations around the world are investing in Cloud providers who are responsible for protecting client data. According to Salesforce, 94% of businesses report significant online security improvements after moving their data to the cloud.
Easy & Efficient - According to Multisoft, 80% of companies experienced operation improvements within the first few months of adopting Cloud services. This is due in part to the accessibility of the Cloud, which allows employees across departments to access information without server or geographic restrictions. In addition, this accessibility allows more connectivity among the multitude of mobile devices used by teams, reducing the time spent connecting to servers and locating files.
How You Stay Ahead
While the Cloud continues to grow in size and popularity, it’s critical to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends, news, and best practices. Fortunately, as the Cloud expands its reach, your number of resources can expand with it.
Whether you’re a visual learner or someone who learns-by-doing, INE has the industry’s best and most comprehensive on-demand Cloud training. Featuring thousands of instructor-led videos, guided learning paths, certification preparation, and labs, you can achieve all your personal and professional Cloud goals with INE.
In addition, we’re proud to offer you free access to the CloudSkills.fm podcast, which releases new episodes weekly, as well as the INE Blog and INE Live, where you can learn more about the Cloud. And don’t forget to join the INE Community where you can engage with other Cloud experts and INE Instructors!
As Dr. Seuss famously said, “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… go get on your way!”
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