Cloud computing provides on-demand applications, resources, processing power and storage. But the options are countless and for long-term sustainable success, every business – with their own unique operations, demands, and goals – must ensure the application procured and implemented is the right one for your specific needs.
Many organisations now look to cloud computing as the most efficient, secure and accessible option when it comes to their IT. The possible benefits of cloud computing are extensive, and include continuously-improved data security, innovation and speed to value, scalability, collaboration and global mobility.
Grant Thornton understands and recognises how a successful cloud strategy and solution can support and accelerate your business success. Our approach brings a laser focus on our clients’ needs and covers the complete process: procurement, migration, implementation, and ‘go-live’.
We help build a comprehensive business case, test and review the best options for your operation and needs. We work with our clients to assess the current state of your technical capability and create your cloud adoption strategy that sees through the implementation plan, including migration. We also help clients define and justify their cloud investments, help create a migration strategy to transition or uplift the adoption of cloud computing and work with you to implement.
79 per cent of users reported cost savings, increased employee productivity and/or improved security as a result of using a cloud approach. 1
Cloud computing checklist
- Have we reviewed all cloud computing options available?
- What are some alternate premises to hold our infrastructure?
- Do we need to retain ownership and access to our data? How secure is our data?
- Where is our data stored (including backups)? Who has access to my data?
- How do I shift my financial cost from a capital to an operational expenditure cost?
- How are we currently protecting ourselves from cyber attacked?
We work with external partners to deliver successful cloud computing solutions.
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