CLOUD COMPUTING, THE WAY OF THE FUTURE
Businesses of all sizes, industries of all types have countless motivations for success and turning to cloud services is a trend that’s growing with leaps and bounds. In fact, cloud adoption and services are accelerating full speed ahead at faster than expected rates. The fast growth of the workloads and demands placed on the cloud life and there’s an increased percentage of the IT budgets being spent on cloud computing.
BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
Technology is forever changing and improving. The advantages of cloud computing are countless and organizations in today’s world can have quantifiable improvements in their business leading to easier workloads and more productive days. Some of the benefits of cloud computing include:
Businesses fluctuating or growing bandwidth demands can benefit from the flexibility of cloud-based services. When the business needs increases, scaling up the cloud capacity is a simple task by drawing on the remote servers of the cloud-service. When the need to scale down again arises, flexibility to downsize is part of the service.
Investment in robust disaster recovery is important to businesses of all sizes. Smaller businesses might be strapped for cash and on a tight budget but cloud-computing is bucking this trend. Smaller businesses are more likely to implement a cloud-based recovery and backup system than larger organizations and this leads to saving time, avoiding the third-party expertise needed for recovery and ditches the up huge up-front investments.
Automatic software updates
Servers are out of sight, out of mind or your hair and off-premise. Regular software updates including security updates are taken care of by off-site suppliers. What is another perk? The maintenance of the system is done by someone else freeing up time for other parts of running a business
Who needs the hardware linked to computers and technology when your business can enjoy just a simple pay as you go subscription-based model for network and computing needs?
Documents can be shared, accessed and edited anywhere with cloud computing allowing the team to be more efficient with the use of a cloud-based system and workflow. Updates in cloud-computing are done in real time and can give the team full visibility of the collaborations.
Work from anywhere
Did you know the serious cloud services take pride in offering mobile apps? As long as you have internet access, a laptop and a phone, working anywhere at any time cuts down on commutes and working in a set schedule. Businesses can offer a more flexible work schedule that fits their employees’ life style’s without the business needs taking a hit.
Watertight document control is needed with more partners and employees collaborating on documents. In the pre-cloud days, emails with attachments and files had to be sent back and forth and only allowed one user to work on a project at one time. this can lead to conflicting formats, file content and titles. Cloud computing makes life simple by centrally storing all files, greater visibility leads to improved workflow and allows several people to work at once.
Lost laptops, equipment, and sensitive data stored on computers is a billion-dollar issue. Is security on the top of your business priority list? Cloud computing increases security on sensitive data that is stored in the cloud. Be sure to wipe out the data though, remotely from lost computers.
Moving to the cloud is the simple solution to being a step ahead of the competition by giving the team access to enterprise-class technology. Established competitors can’t keep up with the smaller businesses that can act faster in the cloud setting.
Does your team consist of eco-friendly members? The environment can get a little loving too. while the staff can work easier and faster, the environment gets a break from using more or less energy depending on energy leaves without the massive carbon footprints.