If you haven’t yet started to learn about the cloud and what it could mean for your business, CompTIA, the IT Industry Association, publishes excellent content that explains the cloud in more depth. In this article, they detail the significant benefits of cloud computing:
- Use only what you need, when you need it
- Pay as you go
- Skip the lifecycle
- Switch CAPEX for OPEX
- Total flexibility and easy entry into new markets and services
I know that all of these benefits will resonate with owners of ARM firms who have seen their margins erode due to compliance and other expenses. I also suspect that all of these benefits would excite IT leaders who regularly have to plan for the unknown. What if we add a bunch of new clients next year? What if we lose clients? What if we enter a new vertical with different requirements? What if it works? What if it doesn’t work?
I get it; debt collection is a highly regulated market – you’re saying, “I have a responsibility to ensure the security of the data I hold. There’s no way I will pass an audit if I move to the cloud.” Read on.