Have You Moved To The Cloud?
What is the cloud? Where’s it and what does it do? You may have heard these questions swarming you everywhere you go these days. Yes, cloud computing is the latest buzzword and it’s for good reasons.
‘Cloud’ is the metaphor for ‘Internet’ and cloud computing means moving your work of managing, storing, accessing and processing of data from your computer’s hard drive to the Internet. For businesses, it means computing services provided over the Internet where IT requirements (both hardware and software) are outsourced to a service provider.
But why should your business migrate to the cloud? Well, the pros of cloud computing are compelling.
For starters, your IT staff can offload the task of managing, maintaining and troubleshooting equipment to a service provider. Hence, it’s free to take up more critical projects. Not just this – depending upon business needs, cloud capacity can be scaled up or down thereby providing operational agility and flexibility.
Cloud computing allows cutting the upfront capital cost of various IT equipment. This is done by saving time and resources getting involved in the nitty-gritty of buying and maintaining complex computer systems. You can pay-as-you-go or enjoy a subscription-based model. In the process, you also avoid familiar IT problems like equipment getting outdated and system security threats. Additionally, there is the ease of adding new applications and services without waiting endlessly for a new computer or software to physically arrive.
Cloud gives access to latest technologies thereby enabling even small businesses to compete with the big boys while remaining lean and nimble. As data is stored on the cloud, teams can access and collaborate on documents anywhere and anytime.
Lost your laptop? Worry not if your data is stored on the cloud – it’s not lost! You can remotely access or wipeout data from lost laptops via the cloud.
These are just a few reasons why businesses are adopting the cloud. If you think you want to grab those advantages, move to the cloud!