Businesses nowadays have the option of accessing data through cloud computing, anywhere and at any time, as cloud applications are browser based and accessible from mobile and desktop devices.
Here are some benefits of using the cloud in your business:
It is ideal for businesses that are growing and will need to increase their data capacity. With the cloud it’s easy to upgrade capacity and scale down when necessary. You’re not tied into costly servers that provide more than your business requires.
Automatic software updates
Software and security updates are dealt with through the servers and it means that you don’t need to worry about maintaining the system or remembering to take care of updates to keep things running smoothly.
Work from anywhere
This is where the real beauty lies. As long as you have an internet connection, then you’re up and running wherever you are. Most larger cloud services also do not restrict what you can access across devices, meaning that you can work with what you have to hand. There are many plans to choose from with SimplyClouds, where you can work from your desk or on the go and still be able to have what you need, when are where you need it.
If you’re on the move, then you’ll appreciate the worry when it comes to losing equipment through travel. Not only that, but it’s the prospect of losing sensitive and valuable data along with the laptop/tablet. Computing through the cloud gives you greater security if the worst was to happen, meaning that your data is safely stored in the cloud. Data can also be remotely wiped from your machine, to avoid it falling into the wrong hands.
As mentioned earlier, when the clouds needs fluctuate, your server capacity increases or decreases to meet the demand. This means that you are only using the energy that you need, which in turn decreases your carbon footprint.
Helps your team work together
Having the cloud makes it easier to share files with colleagues. Your team can edit files in real time and access them from anywhere in the world. People can easily pick out which documents they need to edit, view or share. Additionally the cloud is always on, so even if you don’t have an internet connection, you will still be able to access the data and files that you need, even when working on different time zones – the cloud enables everyone to be able to access files when they need to.
It requires less money
Not having the capital can be one of the trickiest parts of running a business, so it goes without saying that you’re going to want to make your investments wisely, and server costs can be a huge outlay.
One advantage of cloud computing is that it requires less startup costs and because you simply pay for the amount of storage you need per month, you’re not paying over the odds. You pay for what you need at any given time, no more or no less.