With more and more businesses deciding that remote working is the way forward for their business, many are looking at the most efficient way of doing it. Storing data on the cloud can have many benefits that can offset any initial cost or disruption of leaving behind bulky (and often expensive) servers in favor of this more flexible (and usually cheaper) solution.
If you are still undecided whether cloud computing is right for your business, here are some pointers that will help you make your mind up one way or another.
The first and most obvious benefit is that if your data is accessible from anywhere on whatever device you happen to be using, whether it’s your phone while you’re sat on the train, your laptop in your garden at home, or on a tablet making a presentation to a client.
Having your company files on the cloud can mean that you can all work on therm collaboratively and not have to wait for somebody else to finish using the document and having several different versions of the same work sat on different employee’s computers.
Having that big old server sat in the office might be reassuring, right up until the point it breaks down and takes all of your data with it. Using the cloud bypasses this completely, and you should never have to use the words ‘disaster recovery’ ever again.
This goes the same for your laptop or any other device. If your laptop is lost or stolen, all of your work could go with it, putting the livelihood of your business at risk. Using the cloud means that all of your work is stored safely there, and losing your device is just inconvenient rather than disastrous.
Will such a large number of employees working remotely due to the current crisis and the prospect that this will be the default way of working in years to come, the flexibility of cloud-based solutions like those offered by 24×7 IT Solutions cannot be underestimated.
Constantly upgrading tech can be expensive. As well as upgrading servers, employee devices need to be replaced to keep with demand. This is decreased with cloud systems as the device is merely a workspace instead of a storage device.
Businesses are often limited by their IT resources, but with a cloud-based system, expansion is virtually limitless. With further reference to the point above, with cloud storage, you only pay for what you use, which can be adaptable to peaks and troughs in your business
When everyone has the access and flexibility offered by cloud computing, they can go paperless and use less energy powering a massive onsite server. If this is repeated across several businesses, the effect is cumulative and positive for the environment.
Overall, the switch to a cloud solution would seem to have mainly positive benefits, particularly regarding flexibility, security, and cost, even in the short term.