6 Advantages of cloud computing
By Data Installations & Supplies ltd
It’s 2020 already? That went fast and the digital world is moving even faster. It’s time to update your company technology and avoid being left behind using old and unreliable methods. Understanding the benefits of ‘The Cloud’ could save your business so much of this precious time.
First, we should dive straight in and give a brief summary of what ‘The Cloud’ is to better understand the advantages given within this blog.
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a model made up of different types of hardware and software that work collectively allowing convenient, on-demand access from anywhere using a device that can access the internet. In practical terms, it offers safe and secure storage of any files, records and data that can be accessed by any smart device connected to the internet such as a smartphone, tablet as well as desktop PCs and laptops.
Gone are the days of only storing all this information on hardware such as external hard drives and floppy disks. It can now be stored in the cloud.
1. Reduction in costs
The number one thing in business is to make money, however, to run a business also costs money. Using the cloud is more economical as most companies offer a ‘pay as you go’ service or a utility pay structure. We make sure users only pay for what they use. Think of it as like an electric pay meter, when you switch on a light the meter starts running when you switch it off the meter stops. So, any resources or additional servers the company needs are provided as and when they are needed. This is very advantageous than buying additional hardware as a backup that could be sitting dormant and being a waste of resources.
When comparing the costs switching to a cloud-based service, one should also take note of the ROI in the long haul. An abundance of time and money will be saved because up to date data and information is readily accessible via the cloud at any given time, which is especially advantageous with start-up projects and salesman pitching to clients.
It’s all well and good having a mass of data and information accessible on the cloud, but how well is it protected from threats?
If you’re a small to medium business, then it is likely you won’t have the time or resources to implement and keep on top of updated security measures. With the cloud comes multi-factor authentication which is more secure than just a login ID and password. We offer advanced encryption for certain files and information, this is very handy if you wish to have only a few selected individuals to have access to certain files.
Within the cloud’s security, all security software will automatically update itself, so you don’t have to. This keeps up to date with all the security threats and vulnerabilities, keeping hackers away.
3. Increased efficiency
Since all the data within the business can be accessed anywhere at any time, more work can get done in a short period. It cuts out the need to have access to the physical hardware where the businesses data would normally be stored. Using the cloud also makes the business easily deliver their applications to the market. In addition to this, we will manage the servers, no worrying about the underlying infrastructure.
A dedicated in-house IT infrastructure is great, but even better is a service that is available 24/7 365 days of the year. That’s what our cloud computing services can offer, providing an abundance of IT resources. If a server was to fail there is no need to wait to get back in the office, as the cloud computing company we can provide the service instantly to fix the issue. To top it off, we can provide a Service Level Agreement to deliver 99.99% uptime.
Regarding your website, you can automatically scale depending on traffic demand. Easy to shrink or grow to match your demand, whether it’s 1, 5 or 10 servers. The sky is the limit when it comes to scalability and cloud computing.
With just a few clicks of a mouse or a touch on a screen, employees can add and remove files instantly with cloud computing. Whether they’re on a train, walking the streets or from the comfort of their home, they can access and manage their work practices when and wherever you want.
These are just a handful of advantages of cloud computing but there are many more. Why not get in touch to find out more about the services we can provide? Or read more about our awards in conjunction with other businesses.