There is no doubt that cloud technology has dominated the tech world in recent years. IT and Cloud specialists are constantly looking for more ways in which cloud technology can be utilised to enhance our lives.
It seems everybody is using the cloud in some way today – but are they benefitting from its full potential?
At first, it wasn’t clear how cloud technology would impact the business world.
But the technology behind cloud computing has great potential– ultimately, it will revolutionise how businesses operate for many years to come.
Here are the top five reasons why business professionals and organisations are digging deeper into the complex world of cloud computing:
It can be difficult for a start-up to determine how much they will grow within the first few years of existence. Not having scalable IT infrastructure in place to support this growth could be detrimental to a business’ future.
Cloud technology is inherently scalable. Any cloud applications or resources that your business uses can be increased in capacity at busy periods to support the growth of your business.
The difference with cloud technology is that it will react to your business needs as and when they arise – using only as much as you need. Your flexibility as a business grows if you adopt cloud technology, and your ability to react is significantly improved.
Using cloud technology can significantly reduce the IT costs to your business. The costs required to maintain onsite hardware disappear, as, rather than spending money on hardware, you will instead be subscribing to software for a cost-effective monthly fee.
The cloud enables your business to be more flexible, meaning you can scale up and down your applications during faster or slower periods – saving your business even more money.
The phrase “nine-to-five” is fast becoming a thing of the past. A recent study found that three-quarters of companies worldwide have already adopted flexible working policies and believe it has increased profits and boosted employee productivity.
Cloud-based programs can be used on almost any device with an internet connection, at any time. Wherever your employees are located, they can collaborate on documents, share calendars, instant message and even hold meetings with web conferencing software.
Allowing employees to work from anywhere – be that at home, on a train or in a coffee shop – will instantly increase the productivity of your workforce. Your employees will not just see work as a place they go, but a thing they do.
The cloud has changed the data backup industry. With data now being considered a business’ most valuable asset, it is understandable that businesses want to make sure all their data is backed up properly.
Using the cloud to backup data is affordable and is accessible anywhere. As long as there is access to the internet, all files are readily available. A natural disaster could damage your office and everything in it – using the cloud to backup means your valuable data is properly protected.
Cloud technology has significantly broken down many technical and economic barriers that were once in the way when attempting to improve a business. It has opened up possibilities for businesses to innovate, collaborate and, all in all, improve the workings of the business.
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