Use the Cloud
“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.”
Steve Jobs, Late Chairman and Co-Founder of Apple
In simple terms cloud computing is computing based on the internet where resources are shared among number of customers or dedicated to a single customer. In the past companies would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server on their local network, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet.
As reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the 12 months ending 30 June 2014, 19 per cent of Australian businesses reported using paid cloud computing services. In short, cloud is fast becoming the new normal for running Information Technology.
Here are some of the top 5 key benefits for using the cloud:
Cloud computing cuts out the high cost of hardware. You simply pay as you go and enjoy a subscription-based model that’s kind to your cash flow. Don’t compromise on budget or quality.
Scalability and flexibility
The cloud has opened up previously unseen opportunities for organisations to grow and expand quickly, smoothly and with ease. With information immediately available wherever you are, the cloud offers the flexibility and scalability that in the past was an insurmountable obstacle for businesses restricted by their on-site resources. Increasing the capacity of your cloud computing services as you grow is a simple business transaction, not a complex and hazardous refitting of on-site hardware.
Work from anywhere
With cloud computing, if you’ve got an internet connection you can be at work. And with most serious cloud services offering mobile apps, you’re not restricted by which device you’ve got to hand. Your work looks the same on every computer.
Lost laptops are a billion-dollar business problem and potentially greater than the loss of an expensive piece of kit is the loss of the sensitive data inside it. Cloud computing gives you greater security when this happens. Because your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine. Software licenses, documents, personal contacts, email archives; none of it is anchored to your vulnerable physical device.
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.
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