Age is starting to develop, technology is getting more sophisticated. Cultural change is slowly taking place. Lately, everyone is turning to the “cloud” for data storage. What’s so special about the cloud? Given that it increases efficiency and cash flow, it’s no surprise that many companies ditch their large servers and switch to cloud storage.
Here are 7 key benefits of moving your business to the cloud.
- Accessibility: Using the cloud means companies can access corporate data from anywhere and anywhere, be it your roommate’s tablet, smartphone, or computer. All a company has to do is download the app (sometimes called a client), log in, and all company files must be available for viewing, editing and saving.
- File sharing: Have you ever tried to open a word document on a corporate server only to receive the annoying notification, “Another user is accessing this document. You can see it but can’t make edits? ” Using a cloud-based service expires these notifications, allowing multiple users to view, edit, and save the same document simultaneously, whether they are in the same company or across continents.
- IT: Server crashes are every business’s nightmare, and the amount of money, time, and effort dedicated to restoring critical contracts and documents can sometimes even cost more than the entire server price. Using the cloud prevents this kind of disaster recovery, and if something goes wrong, service providers have the tools necessary to recover company information faster and more accurately than the average IT person.
- Security: More than 800,000 laptops and tablets are stolen per year – at the airport. Gone are the days when important documents had to be backed up on flash drives, CDs, and in hard copy form. Now, all the company has to do is save it to the cloud, and you’ll have access from anywhere.
- Work from anywhere: If you have Internet access, you can work from anywhere if your company uses the cloud. With many businesses supporting workers travelling, working from home, or working home, these benefits clearly increase efficiency and productivity at the company and at home.
- Growth and scalability: Cloud-based services are fully scalable, allowing small businesses to make difficult growth decisions quickly, with less risk. Instead of investing in heavy and expensive servers, clients can incrementally upgrade their storage capabilities and scale back when they have found the perfect storage plan.
Environmentally friendly: Many companies don’t use paper with complicated file-sharing systems on their networks, but don’t reduce their carbon footprint because of the technology they need to maintain it. Using the cloud enables companies to reduce their corporate carbon footprint by leveraging shared networks located away from corporate office space.