Gone are the days of cumbersome technology burdened with management overhead, costly add-ons, and the looming threat of cyberattacks. As organizations expand their capabilities or disperse departments beyond the confines of a physical office, the demand for a more dynamic and responsive IT infrastructure becomes paramount. Have you thought about how you can streamline operations, enhance security, and reduce costs? One significant shift is the adoption of serverless computing. By transitioning to a serverless architecture, organizations can leverage a heap of benefits that go beyond just operational efficiency. In this blog post, we’ll delve into five compelling reasons why your business should consider going serverless. 

The Best Security Against Threats 

Did you know cybercrime is predicted to cost the world $9.5 trillion in 2024? One of the frontrunners in this serverless revolution is Microsoft 365 (M365), which not only provides access to the latest productivity apps such as Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive, but also the security and protection necessary for organizations to thrive in today’s digital landscape, surpassing the security levels achievable on local networks. With sophisticated cybercriminals working relentlessly to encrypt and steal files, migrating to serverless protects against threats while also ensuring data integrity and confidentiality. 

Substantial Cost Reduction 

Say goodbye to the hassles of managing and paying for server hardware. Microsoft 365 facilitates automated system updates, resulting in a potential cost reduction of up to 40% in IT management expenses. Additionally, the platform enhances efficiency in device management, particularly for new devices, applications, and infrastructure, leading to time savings of 25% or more. Overall, serverless computing allows your business to shift from a capital-intensive model to a more cost-effective operational expenditure model. With file storage in OneDrive and SharePoint seamlessly integrated into Office 365 subscriptions, there are no additional costs associated with server maintenance, hardware upgrades, or unexpected infrastructure expenses. This shift not only frees up financial resources but also provides budget predictability, allowing you to better allocate resources. 

Enhanced Data Protection 

PCA Technology Group provides a robust suite of user-friendly threat protection tools and services aimed at defending against contemporary cyber threats. These solutions are strategically crafted to offer constant visibility, ensuring organizations have 24/7/365 protection and can effectively meet compliance requirements. When it comes to your serverless approach, it doesn’t just stop at securing your data; it also provides advanced data protection mechanisms. With automatic version saving in Office 365, your files are safeguarded against accidental changes or deletions. Additionally, implementing solutions like PCA’s recommended Datto SaaS Protection ensures automatic backups and facilitates easy recovery in the event of data loss, providing your business with a comprehensive safety net for critical information. 

Improved Efficiency + Collaboration 

Collaborative workplaces demonstrate enhanced productivity and achievement of complex goals, leading to improved performance metrics such as higher productivity and increased customer satisfaction. Studies show that 73% of individuals in collaborative environments perform better, and 60% exhibit greater levels of innovation. Serverless architectures facilitate improved collaboration and efficiency within your organization. Real-time collaboration with internal and external teams becomes seamless, fostering enhanced productivity. Employees can collaborate securely on projects, share documents, and work in tandem no matter where they are. This level of flexibility can significantly boost innovation and problem-solving, giving your business a competitive edge. 

Simplified User Experience 

Accessibility is key in today’s dynamic work environments. Serverless computing ensures that your employees have secure access to data anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Whether in the office, working remotely, or in a hybrid setup, the serverless model guarantees a consistent and simplified user experience. This not only improves user satisfaction but also contributes to increased overall productivity. 

In conclusion, the move to a serverless architecture, also known as a domainless enterprise, represents a strategic leap forward for organizations seeking to fortify their security, reduce costs, enhance data protection, improve collaboration, and simplify the user experience. Embracing serverless is not just a technological evolution; it’s a transformative journey that can position your organization to continue growing and thriving. If you have any questions about your unique IT environment, contact the PCA team to learn more.