- It’s Cost-Effective
The biggest cost cutter has to do with the servers housing your company’s data. Instead of having to store and maintain clunky computer servers in your company’s office, a move to the cloud means your business gets to use programs that have servers elsewhere. This also means not having to pay for a full IT department to come fix bugs and install software on each computer. Businesses can now share their software through the cloud, and it saves big bucks. In the cloud, businesses can pay for a subscription service that offers all the applications they need instead of paying for and running pricey software for each employee to download onto individual computers.
As cloud computing continually grows, there are tons of free and paid services to choose from. Office 365 and AWS are popular paid solutions. Some popular free services are Google Drive and Dropbox that both let you store your files for free.
- It’s (Usually) More Secure
Generally, data stored in the cloud is more secure than if it were all stored on-site at a company. This is because the cloud companies have round the clock surveillance of their server facilities and are constantly working to keep their customer’s information secure. They know that if they get breached, they’re out of business. Cloud companies also automatically update the software companies use to enhance security and keep everything up to date.
- It Comes with Experts to Troubleshoot
Many cloud companies pride themselves in their great customer service and troubleshooting support. Most cloud companies have teams at the ready to help clients, and many provide virtual tutorials to make sure all their customers can move to the cloud and use their services to the fullest.
Wish there was a simple step you could take to become more competitive? Moving to the cloud gives access to enterprise-class technology, for everyone. It also allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors. Pay-as-you-go service and cloud business applications mean small outfits can run with the big boys, and disrupt the market.
- Environmentally friendly
While the above points spell out the benefits of cloud computing for your business, moving to the cloud isn’t an entirely selfish act. The environment gets a little love too. When your cloud needs fluctuate, your server capacity scales up and down to fit. So you only use the energy you need and you don’t leave oversized carbon footprints.