When compared to traditional corporate networks and hybrid solutions, cloud environments offer significant advantages in terms of cybersecurity protection. As a result, more and more companies are beginning to rely on enterprise software and cloud hosting for ERP, which offers security benefits such as protection from large scale attacks, enhanced monitoring and automated patching. The team at Computime Software examines how running your ERP in the cloud can protect your data, and why forward thinking businesses are choosing Acumatica Cloud ERP.
How a ransomware attack convinced a company to switch to Acumatica Cloud ERP
After a malicious software attack wiped out all of its data, one company made the decision to run its ERP in the cloud – more specifically, it chose Acumatica Cloud ERP.
Because its software was deployed within its own facility, the company in question assumed that it held full control over its data, failing to realise that its network security wasn’t being kept up-to-date on a regular basis. There was no reliable backup which could recover lost files, and the security of the IT department was lacking in certain areas.
Making the switch to Acumatica made the company recognise the vulnerabilities to which their previous on-premise software had exposed them to. Moreover, Acumatica highlighted the value of an ERP provider which specialised in the cloud.
Is the migration of an on-premises application to the cloud too expensive?
Although this particular myth is often debated, the truth is that the cost of maintaining on-premises software usually amounts to about 18% of its purchase price every year. This is on top of the hardware and software maintenance, along with forking out more for the latest upgrades.
To figure out how much your current on-premises ERP is costing you, you can use the ERP Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator from Acumatica.
Get speedy, secure, and reliable access to your data with Acumatica Cloud ERP
Acumatica’s data hosting servers (such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services AWS) use network tools to optimise their environments, providing considerable benefits found only in a cloud hosting service, such as regular system maintenance and control of physical access to the equipment. The Cloud also offers protection against unforeseen disasters like failover capabilities and geographical diversity, along with environmental protection against hazards, including fire detection and suppression.
To find out how Acumatica Cloud ERP can optimise your business and boost its potential, contact Computime Software today. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google + and Instagram!