Many organisations, from small businesses to major corporate bodies, are turning to Cloud computing and its many advantages for their data storage requirements. So what’s so good (and not so good) about using the Cloud?
Purchasing, maintaining, and upgrading traditional desktop software is very expensive, especially if you have lots of users across a big organisation. The Cloud provides a much more cost-effective solution, allowing you to choose from one-off payment options, pay-as-you-go, and other scalable alternatives, meaning considerable savings for your business in the long-term.
2. Unlimited storage capability
A Cloud provider offers you virtually unlimited storage space for your data, meaning that you don’t have to worry about incurring the expense of increasing your own on-site storage facility.
3. Backup and recovery
Your Cloud storage provider will provide you with a data backup service and will also restore it for you in the event of a problem. This means you have one less thing to worry about, plus you don’t have the risk of data loss due to theft of computer hardware or fire damage to your office building.
4. Flexibility of software integration
Under your contract with the provider, any upgrades and fault fixes to software you have purchased through the Cloud are free of charge and automatic. You are also able to customise your preferences, so you can cherry-pick the options which best suit your business requirements. This means that you’ll never be left with obsolete software that doesn’t do what you need it to.
5. Easy access
Through the Cloud, you can access your data and documents from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. This is important if you travel a lot with your business or work remotely.
6. Quick deployment
Depending what you choose, your whole Cloud setup can be fully operational within a matter of minutes. This is far quicker than having the time-consuming hassle of physically setting up a traditional software suite across multiple users.
Cloud computing is absolutely the best way forward for small to medium-sized businesses and offers the user many advantages. For more information on moving your business operation to the Cloud, contact the experts at Excalibur Digital today.