Benefits of cloud computing

To put it simply, cloud computing is computing via the internet. In the past, people and organisations used to run applications and software via a physical disc or server, meaning that if you wanted use of certain applications, you had to use the computer which had the software installed... Until cloud, that is.

Cloud computing brings flexibility and easy working to organisations as applications, business data and files are held in the tech giants’ highly secure data centres. So, whether you are working from the office, home or abroad, cloud technology enables you to access all business data, get in touch with colleagues and attend meetings that you can’t physically get to. Basically, cloud computing makes life so much easier.

Other examples of cloud computing include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram updates, checking your banking balance on your bank phone app and using email. So, you’re probably in the cloud more than you may think you are. Take a read through some of these top benefits of cloud computing and how organisations can benefit from it…

Security and back up

Disaster recovery and back up is exactly that. If there’s a huge disaster, such as an office building burning down, then cloud-stored data would be 100% safe. It’s always a wise idea backing up work in the cloud. Before cloud, we’d back up our laptops and computers via the use of a physical hard drive. The problem with this method is that the hard drives can get lost, damaged or even stolen. When data is stored in the cloud, it’s actually stored at huge data centres with the best security.

Disaster recovery and back up

Disaster recovery and back up is exactly that. If there’s a huge disaster, such as an office building burning down, then cloud-stored data would be 100% safe. It’s always a wise idea backing up work in the cloud. Before cloud, we’d back up our laptops and computers via the use of a physical hard drive. The problem with this method is that the hard drives can get lost, damaged or even stolen. When data is stored in the cloud, it’s actually stored at huge data centres with the best security.

Flexibility

Moving away from security, the next big benefit has to be flexibility. With cloud services, you only ever pay for what you need, meaning that you can scale up or down as and when needed. This is so beneficial to smaller companies, as you can scale the services to meet the business needs. Employing more staff? Scale up subscriptions and storage space easily, efficiently and most importantly, cost effectively.

Environmentally friendly

As well as all the other cool features and benefits of using or converting to cloud services, cloud computing is also environmentally friendly. As the need to go green is stronger than ever before, hosting your business data in greener data centres has a lower carbon footprint than hosting data on internal on-premise data centres. If businesses make the switch to a public cloud provider, then carbon emissions and electricity consumption will be significantly lower.

Anytime, anywhere access

One particularly great feature of cloud is that you can access data, emails and your applications anywhere and at any time as long as you have internet connection. As businesses grow and employee numbers expand, the need for anytime, anywhere use becomes more essential than ever. The ability to work from home, abroad or from the office means that collaboration between employees in different locations is simple. This also means that when your business begins to outgrow your office space, instead of moving and paying even more money to rent a larger space, employees can work from home some days, and be based in the office on others.

Reduced deployment time

Rapidly reduced deployment time is one more great benefit of using cloud services. Ready for use in a matter of seconds, cloud services will have your business up and running quickly, efficiently and easily.

So, what’s not to love about the future ofcloud computing?

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