Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has completely transformed the way enterprises approach and use technology to drive business performance.

It’s the cloud that helps companies drive unparalleled productivity. The cloud turns massive streams of data into actionable insight. The cloud scales rapidly to meet the growing demands of users and enterprises. And the cloud that transforms a distributed workforce into a connected team. The cloud gives you tools to help unlock insights that — in the hands of the right people at the right time — empower you with data to make your enterprise more innovative and increase speed to market. This helps your business become more agile and responsive to constantly changing conditions. And when your entire organization has access to insights, your teams can seize opportunities quickly and create more consistent customer experiences.

So why should you consider moving to the cloud?

  • Greater business agility. A cloud model gives you the ability to respond to business demands more effectively and helps ensure employees have on-demand access to critical business information, customers, partners, and each other, using nearly any device, from virtually anywhere. The result: They can give priority to the most critical business tasks first.
  • Greater resource agility. The management burden of anticipating and building out excess capacity IT infrastructure decreases. The result: less management, maintenance, and deployment time, with the additional benefit of greater scalability to more easily handle peaks in demand.
  • Managed costs. From a financial perspective, you can manage costs as a capital expense or an operational expense depending on what works best for your business.
  • Smaller carbon footprint. At the same time, using off-premises IT infrastructure has the additional value of decreasing your environmental impact through a reduction in the physical resources required to run on-premises systems.
  • Enterprise class availability, security, and reliability. With a global reach, a commitment to security, and a 99.9 percent uptime with 24/7 service and support every day of the year, your company can have a truly enterprise ready infrastructure at your disposal – without needing to pay the upfront enterprise-size costs.

With the pace of business, you need to ensure your people are productive and connected on the go. Cloud computing gives your people the ability to collaborate from virtually anywhere, at any time – allowing them to get things done faster and more effectively.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services – analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web – for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. 

Benefits of Microsoft Azure include:

  • Use an open and flexible platform: Azure supports the broadest selection of operating systems, programming languages, frameworks, tools, databases and devices.
  • Extend your existing IT: Easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features.
  • Scale as you need, pay as you go: Azure’s pay-as-you-go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use.
  • Protect your data: We know some organizations are still wary of the cloud. That’s why Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data.
  • Run your apps anywhere: Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 19 regions—more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined.
  • Make smarter decisions: Make smarter decisions, improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from your structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data.
  • Rely on a trusted cloud: From small dev-test projects to global product launches, Azure is engineered to handle any workload. More than 57 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on Azure.

Microsoft Azure means freedom for businesses. The freedom to access the technology you want, where and when you want it. The freedom to take advantage of the latest technology as a capital expense, or an operational one. The freedom to focus on running your business – not running IT systems.

Managed Services

Your enterprise technology systems can have a tremendous impact on your business performance. However, managing these critical and complex systems can be challenging and an impediment to achieving your strategic goals. 

Merit Solutions' Managed Services protects your business from many of the challenges related to building and supporting your enterprise systems. Merit Solutions provides documented, organized managed services to clients who need anywhere, anytime access to critical data – but do not want to be responsible for continuously monitoring and optimizing system, infrastructure, or vendor performance.

Merit Solutions' Managed Services offering enables companies to shift focus to growth and profitability strategies by:

  • Freeing up IT resource requirements and allocations – reducing costs.
  • Proactively monitoring systems and vendors – mitigating risk.
  • Rapidly resolving system and performance issues – minimizing downtime.
  • Streamlining business processes and workflows – improving efficency and effectiveness. 
  • Providing more intelligent reporting capabilities – improving decision making.
  • Optimizing the entire IT environment – improving performance.

Let Merit Solutions improve the ongoing availability and performance of your systems so your technology investments can help accelerate business success. 

Why Merit Solutions?

Cloud computing offers the promise of unlocking new innovation and transforming the role of IT in driving business success. Our cloud services and solutions are designed to give you the power to integrate and manage systems and processes across multiple datacenters, infrastructures, and service providers – on terms that you control. That means you can keep a handle on compliance, security, and costs. And you can let your business needs drive your IT strategy, instead of having IT limit your options. Other benefits of our enterprise mobile solutions include:

  • Enable Business Agility: Cloud computing makes organizations more responsive, flexible, scalable, and ultimately more competitive. Cloud services enable companies to deliver resources faster, support new business initiatives, and keep pace with the competition.
  • Hybrid Systems Integration: Adoption of cloud technology in the enterprise is rapidly increasing. But it is important to note that in most cases cloud solutions are not replacing on-premises systems – they are complementing them. This requires seamless and scalable integrations between on-premises and cloud-based platforms.
  • Enable new ways of doing business. Cloud computing empowers enterprises to leverage emerging opportunities – from big data to social media – to improve business performance. The cloud also makes it easier to respond to and execute growth strategies, additional revenue streams,  and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Enable Enterprise Mobility: Nobody said being an IT professional was easy. And now they have to deal with the increased use of mobile devices, a proliferation of apps, and users’ expectations to access company data from virtually anywhere. We help companies provide a reliable, seamless and efficient solution for managing mobile users, devices and security.
  • Maintain Data Integrity and Security: The risks enterprise mobility, BYOD, or other mobile / cloud services have on data integrity and security are complex. Merit Solutions works with clients to build mobile strategies, applications, and services that are safe, secure, and private.

By providing seamless, familiar, connected experiences on numerous devices and helping users to stay productive on the go – companies can truly transform their enterprise.