Cloud computing refers to the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.
Instead of building and maintaining on-premise IT infrastructure, businesses can access these services on-demand, paying only for what they use. This model allows organizations to quickly benefit from the latest technology without large investments.
Below, we’ll highlight the primary advantages businesses get when they make the transition to cloud computing.
1. Pay as you Go
As mentioned above, unlike physical servers and computing infrastructure, there’s minimal up-front costs to cloud computing.
Big providers like Microsoft and Google offer monthly subscriptions and licenses.
Having your businesses email in the cloud is a bit of a no brainer.
Back in the day when a server crashed in the office, no one could email in or out. However, with your emails in the cloud, if the internet or an on-premise server crashes, your customers and suppliers can still email you. All will be waiting when you come back online.
Most small to medium size businesses have a set budget for their IT spend each year. As hackers become more sophisticated you can easily spend thousands making sure on-premise servers are secure.
With cloud computing, companies like Microsoft and Google are doing the hard work for you in keeping their data centers secure around the global.
4. Access Anywhere
Probably the most convenient feature of cloud computing is the ability to access your apps, data and services anywhere you have internet.
With a more traditional IT setup, it was always troublesome to connect to a VPN and “dial in” to the office system. This is no longer a thing with most modern IT infrastructures.
Backups are a big topic. Most IT companies will (or the very least, should) be prioritizing your backup system. Not only to make sure that your data is safe, but also as a means to recovery if you ever fall victim to a cyber security attack.
With most cloud services, backups are built-in from the start and part of the core functionality of the service.
To find out how your business can utilize cloud computing more effectively or to determine if it’s right for your needs, contact us for a consultation.
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