Cloud computing has an enormous amount of potential. It could drastically change the way that individuals and businesses think about the internet. Cloud computing is already blurring the lines between home and work for many people, making it easy for workers to access business systems remotely and perform their jobs off-site. More businesses are choosing cloud services for their data management – whether it’s in health care, finance, marketing, sales, web development and more.
The decision to take your business into the cloud isn’t a very difficult one in most cases. The benefits of cloud computing are self-evident, and it is now a widely established practice within the world of business precisely because it has proven to be so effective. However, if you don’t approach your migration to the cloud in the right way, the whole venture can end up becoming a very costly mistake. Getting the assistance from IT professionals can make sure you avoid any headaches and ensure you’re business data is safely transferred and secured in the cloud.
Using cloud servers to store and manage your business’s data can turn out to be a well-executed investment worthy of your time and money. Keep reading to find out 3 big reasons why your business should move to the cloud:
1. More Control on Levels of Access, Authorisation, and Security
With cloud computing, you’ll gain much more control over how your business data is handled, accessed, and stored. You can adjust the level of access of certain files for different employees such as restricting it to a view only file. This means you’ll less likely come across the event of anyone anonymously tampering and editing the content within your company’s sensitive files.
On top of this, there are several ways to implement authorisation features to further heighten the level of control you have in the cloud stored data. By being able to gain such features through cloud computing, you’ll have the benefit of optimised security and reassurance that security breaches will be minimised at the best level possible.
2. Reliable Backup Solution
Cloud servers are notorious for losing your data, however this had been misleadingly proliferated in the media, giving cloud computing a bad rep. However, in reality, cloud servers pose as quite reliable backup solutions – many infamous case studies of when cloud computing went wrong has been traced back to the fault of the users (not the cloud server system itself). Cloud computing requires data to be copied at least 3 times and located in separate areas. Therefore, for your data to be completely wiped out, the 3 or more copies would require removal at the exact moment – this being an extremely rare case.
3. No Need to Maintain Physical Servers
Lastly, cloud computing takes out the stress of dealing with the physical storage and maintenance requirements. No need to be concerned about dust, proper air conditioning, dehumidifiers etc. when you switch over to the convenience of cloud servers. And you’ll be able to avoid situations like damages to your servers from malicious intruders, mishaps or accidents caused by employees, or improper maintenance schedules that lead to the gradual breakdown of your servers.
Cloud Computing for Business
Moving to the cloud isn’t something that will happen overnight. In fact, for most businesses, migrating to the cloud is going to be a multi-stage process that will take many months, perhaps even a year or more! But when done well, it can reap many rewards that can pay off in the long term. DP Computing can help take the stress out of migrating to cloud storage. Get in touch to find out how we can transform your IT infrastructure and security that works for you.
Kym Wallis, the founding director of Higher Ranking has over 15 years of advertising sales, digital strategy, and business development experience. He is currently working as Digital Adviser for Acclaim Rewards.