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The Bigtime Benefits of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is the single fastest growing business computing method. Why is this? The cloud offers options that simply weren’t available in the past. Switching to the cloud not only can benefit your business productivity, but also your security, flexibility, and efficiency. Today, we will talk about how migrating to the cloud can help YOUR business.
As an intellectual business owner, hopefully you don’t think your business’ security measures are one hundred percent impenetrable. Sure, you can be hopeful that they are but you also need to be prepared for what-ifs. The cloud is different from data storage in the past, because all of your data is stored on a virtual server. The benefit of this is you don’t have to worry about a spiteful employee destroying your one computer with the majority of your business’ data. It’s all stored and backed up in the cloud, so while he might still destroy your computer, he cannot destroy your business’ ability to be prepared.
How much infrastructure does your business have? How much infrastructure does your business need? Hopefully your response to one question is the same for the other. If not, you either have too much, or too little. The problem with traditional storage is businesses often get carried away with how much they think they need. Not only does this waste initial expenses, but maintenance is more than it needs to be. With the cloud, you never have to worry about this issue. You can fluctuate your infrastructure as you would like, since it’s all virtual.
Not only is your infrastructure flexible, but so is the way you access your data. Traditional, outdated business practices limit where and when you can access data. With the cloud, you are able to see, modify, or even send any of your files anywhere there is an internet connection. This is a major benefit to your business for multiple reasons. Not only does it enable you to take advantage of remote work options, but it also means you don’t need to tell an important client “Sorry I can’t know right now, I’ll send it to you when I’m at the office”.
What Other Options Can Your Business Capitalize On?
- Business Intelligence - It was reported in 2018 that 66 percent of organizations consider themselves to be successfully using Business Intelligence initiatives currently using the cloud.
- Analytics - The cloud offers businesses a wide range of analytic tools and techniques to help companies track data. It categorizes data in a way that is easily analyzed.
- Blockchain - Blockchain is one of the most innovative computing tools. With the use of the cloud, blockchain technology will continue to improve and be utilized to further benefit your business.
The benefits of using the cloud are apparent to us at First Column IT, and our trained technicians are experienced and ready to help your business take full advantage of cloud computing. To learn more, call us today at 703-880-6683.