The big question that many companies have is, why should we move to the cloud? Which is closely followed up with, what is the cloud? Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet.
The old-school way of doing things would be to keep every bit of information stored locally. This may be what you’re used to and what you trust but technology has advanced to the point now that there is a much more advanced and convenient way fo doing things.
You are probably already using cloud computing a lot in your everyday life. Everytime that you use facebook you are using cloud computing for example. Social media would not have taken off the way it did if you had to log into a specific computer to access the information on all of your friends and see all of their pictures. Many businesses have already wasted no time in adopting cloud computing and if you are still on the fence, then read on to learn more about this great advancement in how we use computers.
1. Cloud computing is adaptable
If you are a business that is growing rapidly, you will be able to increase everything from your bandwidth to your server memory with a few clicks or a phone call. It is simply a matter of allocating your account with greater access to either. Before cloud computing was invented if you wanted more space to store information you would need to contact an IT professional and have them install some additional hardware.
2. Data is backed up
Should the worst happen you and your computers are damaged all of your information is safe in the cloud. Just a few short years ago if the information was destroyed or accidentally deleted on the local computers this would have been an absolute disaster. Now the data is no longer stored locally as it is all saved to servers that are off-site.
3. The cloud is more secure
This may seem a little counter-intuitive, but information that is stored in the cloud is much more secure than data stored locally. This is beacuse the security of the servers that the cloud has is constantly updated. Most internal security in the workpalce only sees the occasional update.
4. The software can be updated very easily
Thanks to cloud computing, you will be able to enjoy a great deal of convenience by having all of your CRM systems and any other software platforms that you use update automatically with no effort on your part. The beauty of cloud computing is that the servers are off-premise, out of sight and out of your hair. Suppliers take care of them for you and roll out regular software updates. This frees up your IT department to focus on other things to help grow the business at a much faster pace.
5. Working as a team has never been easier
You will be able to have multiple people working in the same document or project from multiple locations in real time. The need to have multiple documents that have to be compiled into one is a thing of the past.
6. Access your work from anywhere
Cloud computing also means that you will be able to access your work from anywhere that you need to. This can be a great way to work on the go, or make a few small edits to something that you need to on the fly before you walk into a clients office.