So we’ve all heard of cloud computing services, but how it can benefit your business? In this post, I’ll share with you the benefits of cloud computing so you get a better understanding of what it can do for you and your business. Well first, there’s cost. With cloud, you store your data offsite in somebody else’s data center so you are effectively renting server space rather than buying your own hardware. So that means, lower capital costs with the expense spread over a monthly basis making your IT more affordable and budgeting more straightforward. It also means no maintenance costs, running costs or need to purchase expensive server warranties.
Benefits of Cloud Computing
And then there’s the flexibility. A cloud computing solution enables you to work from anywhere with a reliable internet connection. Because your data is stored offsite you are effectively working remotely, which means that you and your workforce can work from the office, from home, from a restaurant, café or hotel, from abroad…. It really doesn’t matter. This can be great for increasing productivity as employees juggle work and home life and also means that if there is ever a problem at your offices that renders them out of use – fire, flood or theft for example, then you can pick up and work from anywhere – business as usual.
Cloud computing is also highly scalable and the solution can be easily increased or decreased as your business needs change. If you need more storage space, there’s no need to start buying extra hardware, you simply increase space with your provider and pay the extra.
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And finally, there’s security. Some people express concerns over the security of cloud computing and start to feel nervous that their data is held on somebody else premises, but fear not. Data centers are not far off indestructible. Think 24/7 security, CCTV, motion detection, key fob access – a multi-layered line of defense. They will also have full air conditioning, smoke and fire protection systems and power generators and back up national grid feeds. So the chances of your data being lost or destroyed, are really very slim. Could you say the same for your offices?
So there you have it, a host of benefits to get you thinking. Cloud computing won’t be right for every business, but with benefits like these it starts to become a bit of a no-brainer.
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