The Advantages of Cloud-Based Versus On-Premises


April 28, 2023

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Lets take a look at how we are stepping into the cloud-based future…

As a growing number of organizations across the globe have shifted their attention from on-premise solutions to cloud-delivery models, this trend of implementation raises the question “which is ideal for my company?” The phrase “cloud vs on-prem” has become overwhelmingly known in the recent years. It is getting increasingly challenging for organizations to maintain all of their essential data and systems on internal computer servers as a result of the exponential surge in data use that has followed the worlds tremendous transformation into the digital century. Cloud-based solutions have offered a variety of benefits favoured among many organizations including centralized data security, higher performance and availability, the ability to reduce hardware and instant business insights. As more and more companies opt for cloud-based integration, it is important to assess the keys ways in which organizations may reap value from cloud migration and investigate some of its significant impacts.

In this article, we will examine each of these reasons highlighting why cloud-based solutions are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Continue reading to find out how pivotal this shift might be for the development of your organization.


In recent decades there has been a steady upsurge of companies striving to do their part to address environmental concerns and the problems caused by climate change. In the IT world, the focus is predominantly on lowering the energy consumption brought on by more powerful computing devices, demanding an increasing shift to digital storage and denoting the energy expenses involved with providing consumers with “always-on” infrastructure services around the clock. For example, lets look at the largest cloud computing corporation in the world – Amazon is known to purchase the most renewable energy globally and operates 206 of its own sustainable energy projects, which together produce around 8.5GW annually. The company is now concentrating on lowering the “downstream” energy consumption produced by its devices, such as Echo and Fire TV, once they are in consumers’ homes. This mobilization indicates a much worthy decision that many companies have and continue to be following suit in their efforts to promote sustainability and combat climate change.

Visibility and Insights

Digital storage practices are known to provide organizations with greater visibility, providing increased accountability for employees as they are then able to more effectively keep track of what is occurring, why it is happening, which apps are being utilized, and how the data is moving thanks to cloud integration. This improved insight makes it possible to manage data more effectively and avoid unforeseen mistakes or conflicts. We often see this highlighted in business practices where cloud-based users have been shown to quickly deploy tracking systems and create reports to analyze information across the entire organization. Action plans may be developed to achieve organizational goals and boost efficiency as a result of those findings. For example, it has been reported that by using cloud-based business analytics, Sunny Delight, a beverage firm, was able to enhance earnings by around $2 million annually while reducing personnel expenses by $195,000. With Sodales for Enterprise Health, Safety and Employee Relations, employers can utilize the comprehensive intake forms and registries for various health, safety and employee relations processes to receive triggered alerts and notifications regarding various incidents, grievances and risks occurring within the workplace and take proactive measures to ensure proper safety practices.

Centralized Data Security

Furthermore, looking at the elements that go into a business’ success, control is highlighted as a key component. Unfortunately, there will always be factors outside of your organization’s control when it comes to its own operations, and in today’s market, even a tiny bit of useless downtime may have an unsettling negative impact. Your services’ downtime can result in things like lost output, money, and even brand reputation. Considering there are limited ways to prevent potential disasters that may put your business at risk, it is important to note that cloud-based services are your best bet in ensuring fast recovery of data during events such as natural disasters, power outages or massive interruptions in work. It has been reported that while 20% of businesses that use cloud integration are able to facilitate disaster recovery in under four hours, in retrospect, 9% of non-cloud users are able to do the same. Also, a recent survey reports that 43% of IT executives are planning to invest in or improve cloud-based disaster recovery solutions. So it’s true, cloud-based solutions really are the key to limiting your organizations risk and we’ve shown you all the reasons why.


With cloud-based solutions, employers can develop a more efficient and sustainable work environment with highly secure access that helps development teams achieve more freedom with everyday tasks, while permitting users and developers to handle maintenance more easily. This sustainable approach has been increasingly proven to lower risks of compromised security due to delayed updates, saving you time and money while ensuring critical safety measures.

For more information and to learn how Sodales cloud-based solution Sodales for Enterprise Health, Safety and Employee Relations can help your organization, request a demo today. We’ll be happy to show you how our all-in-one platform can be integrated into your organizations workflows seamlessly to promote a more sustainable and efficient infrastructure.

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