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Want Young Professionals? Migrate to the Cloud First

Millennials have been flooding into the workforce. Around the globe, business owners must learn how to engage this new generation by adapting to a new system of working. (Hint: This mostly has to do with cloud computing.)

A recent survey showed a few interesting things about the millennial workforce. Check out some of the highlights:

  • 44% of millennials, if given the choice, would leave their current employers in the next two years.
  • 66% of millennials expect to leave their current positions by 2020.
  • Just 16% of millennials see themselves with their current employers a decade from now.

It’s interesting to consider how willing to change a new wave of employees are.

So, the question remains, how do you attract young professionals who produce quality work but who also won’t bounce the moment the opportunity arises? The answer is in cloud computing.

Related: The Evolution of Cloud Computing

Work Anywhere, Anytime

Many new employees want to work from home, even if it’s a few days a week. This option used to be off the table because cybersecurity and data loss prevention created difficult, if not impossible, obstacles.

In addition, virtualization capabilities enable cloud providers to deliver highly scalable solutions that allow you to convert would be CAPEX purchases, like computers and servers, into OPEX line items.

BYOD

Cloud-driven mobility makes way for businesses to finally employ true BYOD (bring your own device) programs. Gone are the days where employees have to be tethered to a desk and working from outdated devices that don’t enable greater productivity. With ever increasing internet speeds, VoIP, and cloud-based business solutions, you can now appeal to a larger cross-section of millennials who seek a choice in the devices they use for work. The cloud’s inherent nature of enabling users to work securely and efficiently from anywhere, at any time is now both a strength and benefit for the modern office that’s ready launch new BYOD policies.

Social Media Tools

Millennials love their social media. And it doesn’t end with work. Staying engaged with coworkers and employees is a high priority. By deploying tools to keep your workforce “together,” you can appeal to the generations desire to remain a part of the team, no matter where they are.

Collaboration, likewise, can be greatly enhanced when using the cloud-based web and video conferencing. Instant messaging tools, like Slack, can keep your team fully engaged even when working out of the office.

“By 2020, Millennials will comprise more than one of three adult Americans. It is estimated that by 2025 they will make up as much as 75 percent of the workforce.  Millennials’ desire for pragmatic action that drives results will overtake today’s emphasis on ideology and polarization as Boomers finally fade from the scene. Thus, understanding the generation’s values offers a window into the future of corporate America.” – Brookings Institute

The EaseTech Cloud Computing Solution

In the grand scheme of things, cloud computing is the way of the future, both for your business and for your workforce. But migration to the cloud can be tricky, and costly if not done correctly.

At EaseTech, we’ve created a cloud computing solution to help businesses attract the best talent from the incoming job pool. Contact us today to talk about your business and the cloud.

EaseTech Cloud: Your Perfect Cloud Computing Solution

5 Reasons a Cloud Migration Means Less Work for You

Stop. Don’t buy that new server. Sure the old server is dusty, slow, behind-the-times. Sure it’s incompatible with some of your new systems. Maybe it shut down altogether, and you’re reading this at Starbucks across the street from your office. But we implore you: Rather than diving headfirst into another expensive piece of hardware that will inevitably fail you, consider cloud migration.

The reality is, you’re already utilizing the cloud. Actually, 90% of organizations use the cloud in some way. It may come in bits and pieces. Maybe you use Office 365 or ADP for payroll. But a true migration to the cloud could mean less work for you in the long run.

Here are our top 5 reasons cloud migration means less work for you.

No ongoing hardware maintenance.

The problem with servers, of course, is that they are machines. No matter how amazing they are out of the box, time and use wear them down. Just look at some of those Terminator movies if you don’t believe us. When the average lifespan of a server is three to five years, you may be looking down the barrel of pretty hefty investments every few years. That’s not to mention the cost of powering, managing and cooling your server room.

In the long run, a move to the cloud puts all the hardware maintenance on the data center, and you never have to worry about it.

No ongoing software maintenance.

The problem with software is maintenance (in terms of patches and updates) and licensing. If your server is on premise, then you essentially must roll out all the updates. Most businesses with on-premise servers have a tendency to do this at night when the fewest people are working. But this may require some overnight staffing to help maintain the integrity of the network.

With cloud-based software, your updates are automatic and behind-the-scenes, so you never experience the downtime, and you never have to worry about multiple versions of software throughout your organization, which can slow down productivity.

EaseTech Cloud: Your Perfect Cloud Computing Solution

No scaling guesswork.

Is your business growing? Are you adding staff left, right and center? Considering a three-to-five-year lifespan on servers, you have to guess what kind of storage you might need going several years out. Think, are your storage needs today going to meet your needs a few years from now? Is it worth paying for that “down the road” storage now, so you don’t have to invest in new equipment earlier than planned?

In the cloud, scalability is infinite. As your needs ebb and flow, so can your storage.

No complex BDR.

What do you do when your server room has a foot of water in it? How does your backup system work? BDR planning is a complex endeavor, made even more complex when adding critical hardware to the list. But a true cloud migration can give you the power to work anywhere, anytime. This means after a disaster, you can log into your system from any desktop, laptop or mobile device, accessing your hard-earned data without any trouble.

No lag in technology.

Finally, as you invest in new technologies to help you compete and stay relevant, you never want your older tech standing in the way. With a cloud migration, you retain the ability to integrate new tech, because your network’s foundation is in the cloud. No more rigging systems, no more square pegs in a round hole. This is simply best technology practices.

Talk to us today about migrating to the cloud.

Related: Transform Your Work Environment with the Cloud

Transform Your Work Environment with the Cloud

We all know that cloud computing is changing the way the world works. The sheer amount of data that is collected every day is astounding. It’s 2.5 quintillion bytes. The fact that data accumulation in data centers is going to drive much of business in the future, means that you can no longer afford to disregard cloud technology. And the benefits of this new wave of cloud possibilities is felt strongest in office mobility.

According to Forbes: “Employee mobility leads to 30% better processes and 23% more productivity—and 100% more satisfied employees.” Office mobility is one of the most exciting elements to cloud computing thanks to new methods in data storage, business application delivery and improved security procedures. Here, we want to give you a rundown of the best ways that office mobility can help you transform your work environment thanks to the cloud.

Related: 3 Simple Ways to Promote Cloud Security

Accessibility

Did you know that mobility gives you more accessibility? Well, that should be a “no kidding” sort of statement. But it resonates more strongly than some people consider. Particularly in a world where more millennials are entering the workforce. Of course, it isn’t just millennials who are looking for mobility. In fact:

Accessibility means you don’t have look for the perfect employee in a 20-mile radius. It means you can get the best person for the job. A good mobility program gives your team the flexibility for work-from-anywhere days, extended vacations and more. Likewise, when you’re traveling, mobility means you have access to your staff and to clients without the need for troublesome communication procedures.

Accountability

It used to be that when remote working became an option, accountability went out the window. But the cloud offers project management tools and business apps that keep your staff productive and communicating. Now you’ve got the tools to give your staff access to all the data they need, without losing time and energy struggling over document versions and who is not getting work completed.

With the right cloud technology, your accountability is identical to in-office workstations, giving you peace of mind and a more productive staff.

Cybersecurity

For many businesses, security has always been the sticking point with the cloud. A poorly thought-out office mobility plan could leave you open to malware and other cybersecurity issues.

But in modern office mobility scenarios, particularly with programs like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, your data is held behind some of the strongest walls available. This means that no matter your company size, you get enterprise-level cybersecurity defenses automatically applied to your hard-earned data.

Related: Identity Theft in the Modern Era

Recovery

Backup and recovery should be a high priority for every business. After all, if your office experiences downtime, that lost time can become extremely detrimental. Running your business out of the cloud can help you minimize your downtime.

With a good office mobility program, your team can be up and running after a disaster. When a blizzard strikes, or a hurricane, your staff can easily pick up where they left off, even when the office is inaccessible. But it happens on the small scale as well. A laptop dropped in water can be easily replaced because of good office mobility solutions and management.

Learn more about cloud computing with EaseTech.

Finally

While many businesses are aware of their need to go mobile, enacting a plan to do so safely and with long-term goals in mind can be difficult. But with the right cloud technology and an IT provider with vision by your side, you can transform your work environment.

Call us today to discuss take your office mobility needs to the next level.