Cloud solutions enable you to work with load shedding

Overnight, we were tasked with implementing digital systems and infrastructures that would take the core operations of South African enterprises and allow them to function online and remotely. But now South Africa is faced another challenge, called load shedding. With load shedding hitting South Africa every day this year, the conversation needs to be less about moving to the Cloud but of the absolute necessity to do so to future-proof enterprises.

Load shedding gives more reasons to move to the cloud

The effects of not being hosted in the cloud can be extremely costly, for example if you are in the middle of doing your payroll and are not hosted in the cloud you will experience serious downtime and will not be able to access important data. As soon as you are hosted in the cloud the downtime will be minimised. The reason for that is the cloud hosting solution is hosted in data centre’s that have huge backup generators, which means during load shedding they will not be affected at all.

According to Louis Jardim of Turrito Networks there are three things SMMEs can do to prepare for energy disruption, he said. “Firstly, they need to move their businesses into the cloud; secondly, they need to outsource as much of their infrastructure as possible; and, thirdly, they need to develop a mobile workforce strategy.”

Cloud solutions enable you to work with load shedding

Other great benefits of moving to the cloud

The cloud’s benefits are enormous and ever-evolving agility, resiliency, flexibility, better security, increase in performance and savings in technology spend gives the potential to integrate innovation and expand the enterprise’s capabilities. The cloud is also becoming increasingly cost-effective.

The benefits we saw from the forced digital transformation will grow exponentially as companies move more of their workloads and structures to the cloud.

Accessibility anywhere, with any device: The improved accessibility doesn’t just impact employees; clients and customers can also log in to an account and access their information as well. This ensures everyone has up-to-date information whether they’re at the office or on the go.

Centralised data security: When you use the cloud, data backups are centralised in the cloud, removing the need for individual users or teams to maintain their own backups onsite or offsite. This lowers the risk of data loss should any one backup fail or be destroyed by a disaster. Cloud providers can restore the data from another copy maintained in their cloud storage, which is continuously updated with every piece of data added.

Business continuity: In the event of theft or load shedding, do you have an effective backup plan? If not, relying on cloud services can benefit your organisation. Cloud uses infinite data storage space and systems that can be activated remotely if necessary to ensure business continuity.

Cloud is greener: Cloud is a greener technology than traditional IT solutions. By moving to the cloud, businesses can reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint by up to 90%. Rather than having in-house servers and software, businesses can use cloud-based services to access the same applications and data from any computer or device with an internet connection. This eliminates the need for businesses to purchase and maintain their own IT infrastructure.

Price-performance and cost savings: Although an initial financial investment is required to implement a cloud strategy, organisations save substantial amounts in the long run because they do not have to maintain expensive hardware or local data centres. Also, since there are no upfront costs to use cloud-based systems, businesses can assess them before investing in them immediately.

Find a skilled, experienced partner for your cloud migration

Are you ready to move to the cloud?

Moving systems into the cloud should be supported by a skilled, experienced partner for your cloud migration that can seamlessly take over your ICT requirements and manage your infrastructure

Rito-Technologies is an experienced IT partner that can help you maximise your business output through the cloud. They enable their clients to optimise efficiencies with their IT Strategic Planning, which is guaranteed to increase your accessibility, productivity, and levels of communication with the right level of technology for business and potential customers.

With our free IT assessment, we can help you establish how you currently use IT in your businessand what cloud solution is best suited to you. We can also identify areas for improvement as well as fill the gaps to present further opportunities for growth with an IT roadmap.

For more information about our IT assessment to help you move to the cloud, get in touch with us at or call us on 010 213 7016 and we will gladly assist you.

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