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Day: November 26, 2022

Angela Batterson

Top Advantages of a Cloud-First IT Strategy

Over the past few years, the need for remote work within organizations has drastically increased, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to virtual work for many. While some organizations have returned to the office, many have opted for either continuing fully remote or operating in a hybrid format of some in-office work and some remote.  Now, more than ever, organizations need both the ability to function remotely and a way in which to do so that doesn’t negatively impact growth. Because of this, many companies have shifted their IT strategy to one that is cloud-first. A cloud-first strategy refers to the reliance on cloud-based IT solutions over on-site options. Rather than building IT solutions in-house, businesses choose from various cloud-based service providers for all necessary software and platforms. This essentially means that an organization relies on its software or platform providers’ infrastructure and support system. Opting for a cloud-first strategy offers a number of advantages over a traditional approach. Lower Initial and Ongoing Costs One of the greatest benefits of a cloud-first strategy is cost savings. Building a full IT stack and maintaining that over time is costly. Cloud-based software means less equipment which saves companies in

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