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Cloud Computing – The Future of Business IT Operations

Cloud Computing – The Future of Business IT Operations

We are hearing more and more about cloud computing these days – but what is cloud storage, and how can it benefit your business?

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The fact is that you’re probably already using the cloud without even realising it.

If you use a web-based email provider such as Gmail or Hotmail, you are using the cloud. If you’ve ever used Skype video calling or video interfaces like Vimeo or YouTube, you’ve used the cloud. If you’ve ever backed up data on the Internet rather than an external device, you’ve used the cloud.

Cloud computing has a great number of benefits — here are our top three

  1. Cost Savings

One of the most appealing reasons to switch to the cloud is the cost savings. With cloud computing, the need to pay for large amounts of disk and storage space is instantly removed as well as the need for buying, installing and upgrading pricey software. With the cloud, you’ll pay for applications only when needed and many applications are included free of charge. Usage can easily be scaled to fit your needs and adjusted for peaks or troughs in demand.

This “a la carte,” incremental way of paying can save your business a lot of money. Pay-per-use reduces (or in some cases eliminates) the cost of maintaining in-house servers. The savings applies to your desktop, too — with SaaS (software as a service), desktop software need not be installed, which saves your business both time and money.

  1. Ease of Use

Quite simply, cloud computing is easy to get up and running. Instead of having to download and/or install software yourself, in the cloud it is all done for you. The cloud also offers virtually unlimited storage capacity relative to typical hard drive and server limits. The cloud is also adaptable. If you need more storage, it’s instantly available for a slightly larger fee per month. Since your business data is stored in the cloud, your employees will be able to access software and data anywhere from nearly any device that has Internet connection.

  1. Flexibility and Scalability.

Cloud computing also offers far more flexibility compared to past computing methods. Staff will no longer be tethered to their desk. Those days are gone. Staff will be able to access files and data from wherever they are, 24 hours a day. Scaling your cloud storage can be done with ease on an as-needed basis and you only pay for what you are actually using. In the past, making changes to your service could take months. Now, with the cloud, this can be done in minutes.

With the cloud, your staff will be able to access information from home, from clients’ offices, on the road, or even from their smartphone. Your staff members can also work collaboratively on documents and files, even when they are not physically in the same room. Also, documents can be viewed as well as edited simultaneously from multiple user locations.

The cloud could very well be exactly what your company needs.

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