In an earlier post we talked about what the cloud is. Now we want to dive into what it can actually do for your organization.
If you read the first post, you know that cloud-based services are the transfer or delivery of on-demand computing services of everything from applications to storage and processing power, usually over the Internet.
When it comes to the benefits of using the cloud there are too many to count, but to give you a clear idea we’re going to outline our top six.
Using the cloud is ideal for businesses that have fluctuating bandwidths. If you need to downscale or increase your needs, the cloud allows for easy modification. Additionally it can give you an edge over competitors.
2. Save Money
The cloud will save your organization time and money. This is because when you consider all of the costs of maintaining your own infrastructure, you must take into account many things.
The costs of training, maintenance of hardware, rewriting integrations etc. start to add up.
With the cloud you only have to keep an eye on subscription fees, upgrades, and configurations. While it may cost more upfront, you will save big in the long run.
Servers are out of sight, off your premises, and not your worry.
With the cloud you don’t have to worry about or organize updates because the supplier provides them. When the suppliers take on the responsibility of maintaining updates, you have more time to focus on your business.
One of the best features of the cloud is the ability to access documents, projects, etc. from anywhere with Internet connection.
Great for organizations that have employees in different places, team members that travel often, or just want to offer employees the opportunity to work remotely.
Additionally, even more serious cloud service software gets access from mobile apps: meaning you can work from essentially anywhere.
5. Reduce Risk
Another favorite feature of cloud computing services is: you can avoid what used to be major disasters.
Larger organizations can afford disaster recovery solutions. But the cloud lowers the risk for companies of any size. Small businesses and startups can enjoy backup and recovery from the cloud without dropping the big bucks.
The cloud connects multiple people across multiple locations. So, your employees can share and edit documents from different places in real time.
This allows for increased collaboration through a more flexible work flow and file sharing apps.
Any one of these benefits should be enough to convince you to make the move to the cloud. But if you’re still not sure if cloud-based services are the solution your company’s needs, we can help you.
Get in touch with us to discuss your organization’s unique IT problems and needs and we can tell you what the best approach is. One of our experienced IT professionals can walk you through the simplest solution.