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Posted on: 28 Aug 2014 

Posted By: IT Wiser

Why Your Business Should Be Using the Cloud

 
 

The ‘cloud’ has become a much-used term in recent years to describe a range of tools that exist solely on the internet. While some people are still confused or even wary of the concept, cloud services such as Cloud Web Security and Cloud Online Backup offer tremendous benefits to businesses and have become the standard for many organisations, enhancing the new shift towards flexible working for owners and employees.

If your company does not currently utilise all that the cloud has to offer, here are a few reasons why it probably should.

Data Protection

Data protection is a subject we have covered many times in the past on this blog and keeping your critical information safe is paramount. A data breach can easily bring a company to its knees so comprehensive protection, along with a strategic disaster recovery plan, is essential. By using the cloud, and Cloud Online Backup in particular, data is not only secured in remote datacentres, away from the threat of hardware failure, theft, or fire damage, it can also be accessed efficiently and freely for effective collaboration.

Flexibility and Scalability

Cloud computing is not restricted by location or hardware and affords companies total flexibility in their operations. By embracing Cloud Web Security, systems can enjoy advanced protection, both on and off the network, allowing staff to work outside of the office without the worry of compromising security. Similarly, Cloud Online Backup can be accessed at any time, from anywhere in the world, providing excellent advantages to organisations with operations in multiple locations.

Thanks to its lack of physical hardware on the user side, cloud services are also fully scalable to the needs of the individual. If a business requires more space for files, this can be implemented with immediate effect.

Cost Efficiency

Cost is a major factor in the running of any business. Cloud services are extremely cost-efficient for a couple of reasons. Firstly, a user only ever pays for what they use. Secondly, the need for on-site hosting and the associated costs of deploying and maintaining hardware are eliminated, helping save on both space and staff resources. 

Risk Mitigation

By embracing cloud computing, you effectively mitigate potential risks such as malware and online viruses, computer failure, power outages and natural disasters – all of which can jeopardise the future of your business should they happen.


 
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