Understanding the Cloud: 4 Advantages to Empower Your Business


Today’s businesses increasingly depend on the cloud to not only streamline operations and have the ability to focus on their core competencies, but also give them the capacity to meet constantly evolving conditions.

In order to stay ahead of the inevitable change digital transformation has brought, and continues to bring, successful businesses must anticipate, evolve and understand how to manage infrastructure risks, especially with something like the cloud. And they TAP trusted advisors like TMG to help empower them to do this.

As technologies continue to grow more complex, especially in terms of integration with other products and services, it’s important to understand what the cloud is, as well as the wide range of options and provisions that are included in private, hybrid, and public models. With distinct advantages to offloading what internal teams may not be specialized enough to plan, manage, optimize and troubleshoot to third party experts, especially when it comes to cloud management, you’ll have the ability to navigate change quickly in order to have more opportunities to get the results you want.

But knowing who to trust, what strategy you should be building, how to reduce your risk and human capital, as well as securing optimal rates and terms isn’t always easy. With a trusted advisor like TMG by your side, together let’s look at the advantages of cloud services, and understand how strategic decisions can give your business the edge it’s after to position itself for long term success.

The only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing.”

– Peter Diamandis

What Should the Cloud Mean to You

For some businesses the cloud can conjure up meanings such as powerful, scalable, secure, and efficient. But for others the meaning can be more ubiquitous.

In today’s digital age, the term “cloud” has become increasingly prevalent in discussions surrounding business technology. In reality, the cloud encompasses a wide range of options, including private, hybrid, and public models, each offering various cloud-based provisions. Just as no two businesses are the same, no two clouds are the same, and no two solution designs.

Essentially the cloud abstracts, pools and shares scalable computing resources across a network as well as enables cloud computing, which is the act of running workloads within that system. Whether it’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), or Backup as a Service (BaaS), the cloud revolutionizes how businesses approach hardware and software, shifting from solely premise-based solutions to more flexible and dynamic environments.

Put plainly… the cloud has become an essential tool for businesses looking to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced digital landscape. It’s no longer a valuable asset just for large scale businesses, but with its ability to provide scalability, enhanced security, agility, as well as cost efficiencies and optimization, it makes it a valuable asset for organizations of all sizes.

Advantages of the Cloud and Partnering with the Experts

In order to understand the advantages of the cloud, it’s important to first understand that neither cloud computing nor clouds are technologies unto themselves.

· Cloud computing is an act—the function of running a workload in a cloud.

· Clouds are environments—places where applications run.

· Technologies are things—software and hardware used to build and use clouds.

No matter what your business needs are, there are some pretty big advantages to partnering with a trusted partner like TMG that offers white glove implementation alongside advising, especially when it comes to developing a strategic plan around what cloud solutions can and should be designed to help you achieve your goals.

Cost efficiencies: Building and maintaining an in-house cloud infrastructure can be a costly endeavor, not to mention time-consuming and often confusing due to the many suppliers available in today’s market. It requires substantial investments in hardware, software, and skilled personnel, along with ongoing maintenance and continuous upgrades. TMG can help you leverage project acceleration and secure optimal rates and terms, helping you quickly deselect the suppliers that are not a right fit.

Additionally, the cloud suppliers we partner with operate on an economies of scale model, spreading infrastructure costs across multiple clients. This shared infrastructure allows your business to benefit from cost efficiencies, paying only for the resources they use, and avoid capital expenditures associated with building and managing their own infrastructure.

Enhanced security and compliance: Security and data protection are paramount concerns for businesses in the digital age. TMG can help you reduce your risks and partners with cloud providers that prioritize robust security measures and invest heavily in advanced security technologies and practices.

By understanding your unique business and field, we can connect and support you with dedicated security experts, that implement strict access controls, and maintain industry-standard certifications to ensure data integrity and compliance with regulatory requirements. By entrusting your cloud infrastructure to a reputable provider we partner with, your business can benefit from enterprise-grade security measures that would otherwise be challenging to implement and maintain in-house.

Access to expertise: The digital transformation requires a modernization of businesses to lean on the experts to help plan, procure and implement the technologies you need to be successful in today’s times. We have access to best-in-class providers that possess specialized knowledge and expertise in managing cloud infrastructure and invest significant resources in building robust and secure cloud platforms, as well as employing experienced professionals who understand the complexities of managing and optimizing cloud environments.

By partnering with TMG, businesses can TAP into this expertise and leverage the latest advancements in cloud technology to design a solution without having to constantly build and maintain your own infrastructure.

Scalability and flexibility: One of the significant advantages of cloud computing is its inherent scalability. TMG understands you want to have the ability to scale resources up or down as needs change, providing the necessary flexibility to accommodate fluctuating workloads and changing demands. Having a partner that recognizes the importance in strategizing around scalability empowers your business to be able to respond quickly to changing market conditions, ensuring that your applications and services remain available and performing, without the need to invest in additional hardware or face the limitations of your own infrastructure.

As you now understand, there are big benefits of the ever-resilient, flexible and capable cloud. And when you partner with trusted advisors like TMG you can remove hurdles, become more cost effective, quickly gain actionable insights and have more flexibility for whatever comes next as your business evolves.

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

While building an in-house cloud infrastructure is a viable option for some businesses, the vast majority look to leverage third party cloud providers and lean on experts who have the experience, expertise, and supplier relationships to achieve outcomes faster with better results. Especially when it comes to helping architect the cloud solution that best fits your business needs.

When you have a trusted partner like TMG, you’ll have the ability to TAP into advantages such as efficiencies, enhanced security, expertise, and scalability with cloud solutions so that your businesses can unlock their full potential for success in today’s times. With a quickly changing landscape of technologies, suppliers, expenses and costs well as dependencies to navigate, it’s critical to have an experienced guide to help you both now and in the future.

TAP TMG today and find out firsthand how our expert advisors can help you plan, procure, and implement the technologies that are the cornerstones of digital transformation and your business success.

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