Cloud computing revolutionising the way businesses work

 

The emergence of the Cloud has transformed the way businesses operate. Cloud computing encompasses where data is stored, managed and processed on a network of servers hosted remotely on the internet. Its popularity and uptake is increasing due to reduced costs, security and enormous capacity.

Practically it allows you to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give you the flexibility of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today’s business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets), accessing your data has never bee easier.

There are many benefits to moving your business to the cloud:

1. Flexibility

The Cloud makes a business more flexible and more agile. It enables employees to work from anywhere enabling them to access documents and application securely, making it an excellent tool for collaboration.

Scalability with the cloud is also a lot quicker, new employees can be added easily and quickly as can the need for more storage.

2. Disaster recovery

The fact that the cloud is not hosted on site ensures that disasters like a flood, fire, theft or a technology outage will not impact your business. This will impact your office but doesn’t mean that business stops.

Furthermore, with the rise in cybercrime and attacks ensures that if your organisation was to be hit your data would still be secure in the cloud.

3. Cost benefits

Moving to the cloud can actually save your business money because you no longer have costs associated with IT maintenance and upgrades, these costs are incurred by your cloud services provider. As a result of this you also negate the need for specialist staff.

4. Work from multiple locations

Employees are now expecting flexibility at work in terms of location and working hours. It also means that businesses are no longer restricted by geography when recruiting employee

5. Improved security

Security is greatly reduced with a Cloud data storage option. By choosing the right cloud provider you can improve the security of your business data.