What Is The Cloud?
The Cloud isn’t new and if you’ve been using a computer at home or the office, chances are that the Cloud played a part in some way. In simple terms, cloud computing is about storing and accessing data and applications over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive.
Why Does It Matter?
These are some of the primary advantages of shifting to the Cloud:
Reduce Costs – Unlike internal networks, which can incur hefty upfront costs, cloud computing services are quicker to deploy and are nearly always charged on a pay as you go basis. This allows for lower and more predictable operational expenses.
Stay Flexible – With the Cloud, you are able to leverage the enormous IT infrastructures of companies like Microsoft and Google to create an entirely bespoke solution, meaning you have total flexibility to scale along with your business to demands of size of functionality.
Stay Secure – Most cloud computing data centers are subject to regular security audits performed to the highest standards and your data is backed up across multiple servers. All of the security benefits typically enjoyed by large Enterprise companies can be had for just £5 per user per month!
Work From Anywhere – Adapting to the competitive world of business often means you have to be in two places at once, accessing your important information from different devices. The Cloud enables you to do this, while also making it very easy for workers in separate locations to collaborate.