Moving to the cloud means that technology functions such as large applications, data, software and more can be housed remotely and accessed through an Internet connection. The top five benefits of using cloud-based services are worth considering, regardless of your company’s size: cost-savings, mobile access, scalability, disaster protection, and security.
Cloud-based computing will eliminate hardware, infrastructure costs and other capital investments because you can essentially “rent” these services on a monthly basis instead of purchasing them. Alternatively, you’ll pay a manageable monthly operating fee which will make your company’s budget more steady and predictable. Hardware and software upgrades occur remotely by the cloud service providers, eliminating this worry for business owners.
Businesses who need to share large volumes of data with a remote workforce will love the speed and flexibility of the cloud. Most companies want their employees to have immediate and secure access to their desktop, from whatever and wherever they’re plugged into. Mobility has become a necessary part of working and living today.
Cloud services allow companies to expand and contract their resource demands as their business does without a large financial outlay. Most service providers offer the pay-as-you-go monthly fee model, which works well for growing businesses and startups.
Is your company prepared in the event of a natural disaster like a fire, flood or other weather damage? Why risk losing vital and valuable data files, or even worrying about them at all, during a potentially life-threatening emergency? Housing data in the cloud means that it is automatically backed up and can be accessed immediately from another location. So even when the company’s computers are physically damaged, the data is intact with no need to re-install software.
Web security is a timely topic and cloud service providers take it very seriously. There are specific regulatory and compliance requirements that cloud providers must fulfill to ensure that you have the appropriate level of protection for your account. Be sure to thoroughly investigate which compliance levels they’ve achieved, depending on your company and industry requirements.
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