Traditional business applications have always been very complicated and expensive. The amount and variety of hardware and software required to run them are daunting. You need a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them. When you multiply this effort across dozens or hundreds of apps, it’s easy to see why the biggest companies with the best IT departments aren’t getting the apps they need. Small and mid-sized businesses don’t stand a chance either. With public and private cloud, you eliminate those headaches because you’re not managing hardware and software.

The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: You only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy. Cloud-based solutions can be up and running in days or weeks, and they cost less. With this, you just open a browser, log in, customize the app, and start using it. Businesses are running all kinds of solutions in the cloud, like customer relationship management (CRM), HR, accounting, project management, sales ordering and much more. Some of the world’s largest companies moved their applications to the cloud after rigorously testing the security and reliability of the cloud infrastructure. It is time for you to revisit your cloud strategy to ensure that you aren’t far behind.