It’s likely you’re not quite sure what cloud consulting services are. What does a cloud consultant even DO? The cloud is packed with features and benefits. Most businesses don’t know how to really leverage those benefits – so they turn to their IT staff or managed IT services company for guidance.
What they get is a list of cloud solutions – applications, configurations and other tech speak that misses all business considerations.
A cloud consultant starts with the business considerations and goes from there.
Cloud Consulting Services Opens Doors
When your focus is on growing your business, you need to optimize the full power of the cloud to achieve your objectives in the immediate future and years down the line. A cloud consultant works through every step, from strategy to planning to migration, implementation, and ongoing management.
For example, Nortec’s cloud experts will strategize with you to maximize the power of the cloud in all areas. Whether you’re concerned about backup and disaster recovery, business continuity, or any other area, we bring our years of experience and our expert knowledge to your table and collaborate with you to find the best options.
Consultants Can Save You Money on Cloud
Cloud costs can quickly spiral out of control if not carefully managed. Cloud is often billed as pay-as-you-go, which is appealing when compared to on-premise hardware solutions, but lends itself to increasing data costs. Plus, with more features like digital phones added to cloud services, it’s easy to wind up paying twice for the same service. A cloud consultant will help you identify and eliminate unnecessary overspending. We’ve saved businesses thousands of dollars a month – just in data costs alone!
Cloud Consultants Ensure Security and Compliance
Meeting insurance and regulatory requirements is not easy when you start navigating the complexities of the cloud – and given how high the stakes are, it’s something best left to an expert in cloud and compliance. This also gives you the confidence that you’re investing only in tools that you really need.
Cybersecurity in the cloud is critically important, but some services you’re paying for may overlap. A consultant will identify which tools are adding the least value so that you can decrease your tech spend – while remaining secure and in compliance.
Making sure you can recover from any disaster scenario is disaster recovery
Many IT professionals can get your files in the cloud – but they won’t all be able to ensure that you can recover them.
Considering how reliant businesses are on technology, coupled with continued rise in cybercrime and the ever-present threat of natural disasters, disaster recovery is an underestimated necessity – and one that a cloud consultant knows not to neglect.
Cloud Gives You a Competitive Edge
When you know how to leverage the cloud well, it absolutely gives your business that competitive edge so many businesses are seeking. Nortec can help you with any of these aspects.
- 39% of firms implement a cloud-first strategy.
- 89% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy as of 2022.
- 64% of firms optimize existing cloud usage for cost savings.
- 21% is the average improvement in time to market with cloud adoption.
- 89% of companies adopt service as a software in their operations (SaaS).
Nortec’s Expertise in Microsoft Cloud Helps You Make the Best Investment
The pricing models and licensing options for popular cloud solutions, like Microsoft 365 and Azure, are complicated. Because these platforms offer so many options, it’s easy to overspend and purchase a license that includes more than you need.
By partnering with Nortec, you can be confident that you’ve purchased the right license for your business – and that you’re not paying for features you’ll never use.
We manage the upkeep of your cloud by providing:
Cloud maintenance – Patches and upgrades happen automatically, taking maintenance off your hands.
Monitoring – Nortec will monitor for recurring issues with tools, as well as security issues, and implement effective solutions.
Performance and cost optimization – Our team will evaluate how the cloud tools are performing for your business and offer recommendations for cost optimization.
Security – Cybersecurity is a critically important aspect of your business operations. Nortec will train your staff on best practices and implement identity-based access management, just to begin, to improve your security.
Data protection – Your business data, and especially your client data, need top-quality protection. As a Certified Microsoft Gold Partner, Nortec will use the latest in data protection measures to secure your client data.
Here’s How Nortec Cloud Consultants Work With You
Our motto is that we’re successful when you’re successful. Here’s how our consultants work with clients:
1. We audit your environment
We’ll assess where you are now and take a close look at your goals. It’s important to identify what’s working and what’s not, and see where you would benefit from improvement or new ways of doing things.
2. We create a roadmap
Working with you and understanding your goals and vision, the consultant works with you to create a roadmap. This is how you’ll get from where you are today to achieving your vision, while considering all the needs along the way.
3. We jump in
We get started on your roadmap, working closely with your team in the capacity that works best for you. From giving your team guidance to managing migrations, we make sure that everything is smooth and easy for you. Some of our clients just want the roadmap, and that’s okay too. We’re here to make sure that you get what you need.
We love helping businesses achieve their goals. Are you ready to take the next step?