10 Benefits of Cloud Computing

01 September 2017
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Flexibility

Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses that are growing or planning to expand in the future. If your needs increase, it is simple to upgrade your cloud capacity, and this works vice versa, down scaling is also extremely simple and takes very little time. The amount of flexibility the cloud offers gives businesses utilising it a real advantage over their competitors that aren’t.

Two Clouds

Disaster recovery

It is important for businesses to invest in a solid disaster recovery solution, but for smaller businesses with less of a budget, it is more than likely that they do not have what is required in place. The cloud enables smaller organisations to have an implemented backup and recovery solution, as it is doesn’t come with the capital expenditure of purchasing hardware.

Accommodate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity

Cloud computing facilitates faster changes so two businesses can become one much quicker and more efficiently. This is beneficial when compared to traditional systems which could require months and maybe even years to migrate applications and decommission data centres before two organisations are running on the same IT infrastructure.

Capital-expenditure free

Cloud computing minimises the cost of hardware and it is possible to have a pay as you go system that is easy on your budget.

Collaborate with ease

Your staff can access, modify and share documents anytime and from anywhere. Working with apps in the cloud enables updates to take effect in real time meaning that all your employees can see changes as soon as they take place.

Work from anywhere

With cloud computing, as long as you have an internet connection, you will be able to work, there are also apps for mobile devices, meaning you are not limited by what device you have to hand either.

Document control

It is likely that your employees often collaborate on important documents, making it a requirement to have strong document control. Before cloud computing, employees would generally send files back and forth as an attachment in an email, after numerous emails have been sent, it is possible for file content and names to clash and become confusing. When you move to the cloud, all files will be stored centrally, and everyone will see one version, making cloud document control more streamlined.

Security

Lost hardware is a common business problem but the greater expenditure is the loss of data. Cloud computing will enhance your security if such an incident were to occur. Since data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to the machine, and you can remotely clear company data from lost machines if they are lost or stolen.

Competitiveness

Moving to the cloud provides you with enterprise-class technology and it gives smaller businesses the opportunity to operate faster than larger, more established ones. Cloud business applications mean small organisations can disrupt the market, whilst remaining small.

Less environmental impact

When your cloud requirements change, your server capacity will scale up or down to match. So you will only use the resources you need, and your carbon footprint will not be unnecessarily oversized.

Have you not made the move to the Cloud yet?

All of the benefits listed above would be enough to convince many businesses to move to the cloud. Tiedata has a number of Cloud-based solutions that can provide you with these benefits, if you feel ready for these advantages in your business or would like to learn more, contact us on 01773 513 513.