Many businesses are asking themselves, “is cloud computing worth it?” It seems like everyone else is doing it, but is it the right move for your business? Here are three reasons why, yes, your business should implement cloud computing.
1) Increase Mobility
Cloud computing is basically a hard-drive for the Internet. Instead of being bound to one desktop or hardware, the stored information on a cloud computing system can be accessed anywhere, anytime by the people approved to access it. This allows for remote access to a team project through the weekend, evenings and even quick-sharing information from one employee to the next within minutes of a presentation. Think of the time and stress saved by being able to access the latest project on any of your devices instead of trudging into the office on a Saturday in a blizzard because you forgot your thumb drive. Cloud computing eliminates this stress.
2) Save Money
Paying for data storage the old fashioned way, and storing and managing said data can be expensive and time-consuming. Luckily, an array of cloud resources are available to fit the specific needs of your business. Also, with the rise of telecommuting and working remotely, cloud computing offers employers and employees to work together without high overhead expenses.
3) Customized Solutions
Office 365, G Suite and other cloud technologies have added benefits way beyond file sharing. Take Office 365’s Sharepoint for example. Sharepoint allows a business to create a customized landing page for each area of the company. These landing pages not only serve as a file sharing hub, but also provide a space for task management, conversation tracking and even a place to knowledge share—think Wikipedia for your business! Whether you have a small, medium or large business, with so many options, it really is impressive the solutions that you can create.
But wait, is cloud computing safe to use? If you’re worried that moving to cloud services for your business can result in unsecure data or data loss, that’s a reasonable concern. Luckily, you can implement the cloud while also planning ahead by backing up data in-house and making sure your business has an IT management team to maintain your servers, network and everything in between.