So, what do I gain by moving to the Cloud you ask? Here are just some of the benefits associated with Cloud Computing:
Decreased capital expenditure and operational costs: Cloud computing eliminates the need for large capital expenditures on hardware and infrastructure. Instead you have a pay as you go environment. You have a subscription based model wherein you have the ability to manage the effect on your cash flow. The ease of setup and management makes your upcoming project requirements look a lot more manageable. The first steps to cloud adoption have never been easier.
Flexible Environment: For small to medium scale businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth needs you can easily expand or scale back your cloud capacity as demand requires. This flexibility is a basic part of the could service. This agility can give your business a real advantage over your competition. Agility is said to be the top driver for Cloud adoption.
Automatic Software Updates.: The environment that your software is running on is maintained by the cloud service. You do not have to worry about updates, including security updates, so you do not waste time maintaining the system yourself. You are you free to focus on the things that matter, like growing your business.
Disaster Recovery: What happens when you get hit with a catastrophic failure of your IT environment? You do have a systematic plan for backing up and recovering you environment, right? Truth be told, many businesses, especially small ones just do not spend the time or expense to adequately protect themselves from such scenarios. The cloud helping these organizations prepare and protect themselves from these all too common disasters. Cloud based backup and recovery solutions are easily implemented and save time and expense recovering from these disasters.
Increased Collaboration: When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together, and do it better. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help them make updates in real time and gives them full visibility of their collaborations.
Work from anywhere: Cloud computing allows your team to work from anywhere. All that is needed is an internet connection and you can be at work.
Security: Lost laptops are a billion-dollar business problem. And potentially greater than the loss of an expensive piece of kit is the loss of the sensitive data inside it. Cloud computing gives you greater security when this happens. Because your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine. And you can even remotely wipe data from lost laptops so it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.