Backup and disaster recovery are key drivers of enterprise cloud usage

Backup and disaster recovery are key drivers of enterprise cloud usage

Research just published has found that the majority of enterprises in the US plan to increase their spending on cloud computing by as much as 50 percent in 2016. According to a new study conducted by B2B research firm, Clutch, nearly 30 percent will maintain their current spending, and only 6 percent will reduce their cloud computing budget.

Clutch surveyed 300 IT professionals who work at medium and large enterprises using a full-service cloud computing platform. The highest priorities cited for enterprise cloud usage were file storage (70 percent), and backup and disaster recovery (62 percent), followed by application deployment (51 percent), and application development and testing (46 percent). The survey suggests that cloud service providers can appeal to enterprises by leveraging features that correspond to these prioritized tasks, which co-incidentally match two of the key functions of the Crises Control incident management platform.

Cloud based storage of business continuity action plans and contact information is a key feature of the Crises Control platform. Cloud storage means that if your servers are taken out of action by a power outage, flood or fire, then you can still access your business disruption response plans via your mobile device. This will help you to manage the incident more effectively and return to business as usual more rapidly.

The Crises Control incident management platform also provides a number of features that will assist a business in the disaster recovery process following a major incident. These include the multi-channel communications function that allows messages to be sent to your DR team by phone, SMS, e-mail and push notification. Using this channel you can communicate with individuals or response teams, ensure they have received the message and record your actions as an audit trail.

Crises Control offers a Channel Partners Programme that allows our carefully selected partners to earn referral fees, add to their own service offering and market their service offering through the Crises Control platform. The Channel Partners Programme is particularly suitable for consultancies, agencies or service providers operating in the fields of business continuity management, crisis communications, IT managed service provision and insurance risk assessment.

If you are a provider of cloud computing services then we can help you win more customers or add to your existing business. Our partners are a vital part of our organisation. We aim to help you succeed and make the most of the partnership to help grow your business and ours. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our partners to drive profitability by enabling you to provide extra value and support to your clients.

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