What are the Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business?

What are the Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business?

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Without any doubt, the Internet is the biggest discovery since fire. It has influenced us in so many ways that we cannot even start to explain. One of the best and greatest services which represents this modern utility, is probably cloud computing. Its uses are multiple, but business somehow uses it to its fullest extent. We will give you and elaborate several reasons why this is the case.

Cloud Computing Prices

Modern market is so cluttered with the competition that quite often cloud computing service can be found for free. DropBox for example, offers a basic package of services, completely for free. Although this is simply not enough for bigger companies, it is excellent for startups and those at the beginning. Google also gives for free its package of services. In one moment, however, your company will overgrow that basic level, so you will have to upgrade to a higher one. In general, prices are not “sky high”, and it is money well invested. And the best thing is that you can, in any moment, go back to basic package, or to advanced one, thus controlling your funds, and adjusting service to your needs.

Flexibility

Besides of a simple data storage space, cloud services also offer other resources. Virtual offices are often form of a cloud computing, and thus can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. Which means, if a problem occurs, you do not need to drive to the office, but only to open your laptop, and you can do this at home, at 2AM. Flexibility of a company which provides cloud services is that it can give you in short notice what you need, an increase, or decrease of range of their services.

Time

You are not limited by time for accessing your services. Those are available 24/7, so you are free to use it as it fits you. For example, if you do not feel well, you can go home, and to continue working from there, without any losses or bad consequences. As for tech support, some companies offer instant, on spot support, while others have “leave a message” system, but in general, their response time is short. Their interest is that you are served fast and in a quality way, for otherwise, they may lose you as a customer.

Reliability

System crash is probably the worst thing that can happen to you. Hardware malfunction is also one of the menaces for a modern business, which can lead to loss of important data. This situation is simply impossible with cloud computing. Files have been stored online, so no power outage, no system crash can jeopardize your valuable data. In addition, any software update works to your advantage, so you will get a boost in performance, for free. How much would it cost you to buy hardware upgrades for let us say, fifteen computers?

Safety

Will your data be safe, is a question which you should ask. Some people will try to steal your data, it is a valuable merchandise today after all. To prevent this, companies have introduced several layers of protection. Not everyone have access to everything, meaning that only a handful of people are “in charge” when it comes to data. Verified locations and IP addresses, monitoring systems are the first line of defense against trespassers. In case that something bad happens, there are several types of remote access software which will put you in charge once again very fast.
When all of the above is taken into consideration, cloud computing is really one of the “big deals” of the modern society. Its reputation is justified, for in all fields, it is way better than standard way of doing business.

Nate Vickery

Nate M. Vickery is a business and financial consultant from Sydney, Australia. He has years of experience in giving small businesses and entrepreneurs financial advice, as well as personal money making and saving advice.

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