Why you Should Move to Cloud Computing
Many businesses are jumping onto the cloud-computing trend and if you haven't yet, you should do so now. According to a study conducted by the International Data Group in 2019, 69% of businesses have already moved to using cloud services and 18% of businesses plan to use it in the future. Furthermore, Gartner predicted that by 2021, more than half of global enterprises already using the cloud will adopt an all-in cloud strategy.
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, like storage, services and databases, over the Internet. Therefore, companies are able to eliminate computing infrastructure or data centres. Some examples would be Google Drive, Salesforce and Zoom.
Cloud computing harbours many advantages such as:
1. Cost reductions.
When businesses move to using cloud services, it eliminates the costs of purchasing and maintaining computing infrastructure and reduces energy consumption costs. Employees would also be able to easily access company data, increasing efficiency and saving time and money. In addition, most cloud services are pay as you go so firms don't have to worry about any extra unwanted costs. This means that you are able to pay for the amount of storage space you need and have the option to pay for more space when you desire.
Many businesses are afraid to use cloud computing services as their data wouldn't be kept onsite and prone to cyber hacking. However, the role of a cloud host is to manage the security of the data by using encryption to make the data difficult to access by unauthorised users. RapidScale claimed that 94% of businesses saw an improvement in security after using cloud solutions.
3. Backed up data.
By storing your data on the cloud, it is backed up and protected. Therefore, if there was a system failure or virus, you don't have to worry about any company data being deleted or loss as it is in the cloud. As a result, this reduces downtime, loss of productivity and loss of revenue.
4. Increased collaborations.
Cloud solutions allow team members using different devices or locations to easily access the same files. As a result, increasing efficiency and productivity.
During these changing times due to COVID-19, it would be beneficial for businesses to store their company data on the cloud as employees are able to easily access data on a different device, at home or off-site.
6. Automatic updates.
Your cloud computing service provider will always update your system for you. This saves you or your IT team time on updating the systems so you can focus on more important work, increasing productivity.