Why Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Should Migrate to Cloud in 2023

3 benefits of migrating to AWS with IT Pro Direct

More small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are moving to the cloud than ever before—in fact, cloud migration was the number one IT priority in 2022 for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees—that’s because ditching datacenters has solved many of the challenges SMBs increasingly face. With the most experience of any provider helping businesses of all sizes move to the cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you modernize your infrastructure and reduce your IT budget. Here are the three biggest benefits we’ve seen SMBs reap from cloud migrations:

31% in costs savings on average

Businesses save money not only on hardware, software, installation, and maintenance but also on hidden costs like power, cooling, and floor space. Eliminate the need to hire more IT staff by tapping into our ecosystem of dedicated partners, programs, and training. Right-size your budget with our pay-as-you-go model, which is more cost-efficient than an on-premises subscription model.

62% more efficient IT infrastructure

Operating in the cloud makes it easier to adapt to changing business conditions, ensure business continuity, and develop new value-add applications. With infinite capacity and scaling, AWS automatically adjusts to meet demand so businesses can quickly deploy applications without the latency risk that comes with on-premises infrastructure. Cloud-based operations have also proven valuable in meeting the needs of flexible work environments; troubleshooting performance issues with a hybrid and remote workforce takes up IT time, reduces productivity, and can disrupt business. As the most reliable cloud with the least outages, AWS offers levels the playing field for SMBs.

43% fewer security incidents per month

Protect, detect, respond, and recover from threats to your business faster and more reliably with our always up-to-date hardware and software. Your business will enjoy the same level of security as the world’s leading financial, educational, and governmental institutions that rely on AWS. Our compliance programs place 230 security features and services at your command–while still ensuring you maintain complete control and access to your data.

Transitioning to the cloud presents clear ROI, so the big question is no longer if you should move your datacenter, but how—and we can help you answer that, too. With IT Pro Direct to help you plan, scope, and size your cloud migration, why wait to make the move?

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