The Cloud: amazing business benefits
Get your head in the clouds and lift the weight of in-house hardware off your business’ shoulders.
The term ‘Cloud’ has changed over time and has outgrown the original loose meaning around storage in the Cloud. The term has broadened and now encompasses everything from data storage to software to collaborative working.
Anything as a service
The Cloud can offer anything as a service, including software as a service (SAAS), infrastructure as a service (IAAS), and platform as a service (PAAS) – this means that you can access applications or software through the Cloud and benefit from greater flexibility as you only ever pay for what you use.
On the subject of cost, data centres create space and host servers on such a huge scale it is much cheaper for them to manage per server. As a result they can rent the space to people and businesses at a fraction of the price of having the same technology in-house.
Safe and secure
Cloud computing now goes above and beyond what in-house hardware and data storage can offer you, giving you total security and safety from disaster situations such as theft, fire or failure, ensuring that businesses can get back up and running quickly. All users have to do is log in to a different device or computer with internet connection and they can access all their files and data.
Access files anywhere, anytime
The Cloud is the champion of flexible working hours and productivity, enabling anyone with a connection to the internet to access their files and data anytime, anywhere in the world.
Not only is productivity enhanced through flexible working, but without having to spend time on software and security updates (which are solely handled by Cloud suppliers), employees can spend their valuable time and resources on the projects that matter.
Save the planet
Of course there are multiple business benefits to the Cloud, but it helps the environment too. When using the Cloud, you only use the server space you need, when you need it, which means less energy is used, less carbon emissions are produced and therefore, your carbon footprint is decreased.