Plenty of businesses have been shifting to cloud computing solutions in the past few years. Also known as on-demand computing, cloud computing is taking the business world by storm and revolutionizing how companies conduct their operations.
Traditionally, companies spend significant funds to develop or install new software solutions to improve their business operations. Cloud computing can help your business get access to software it needs through the internet without carrying out the painstaking process internally. Cloud computing also lets your staff access the service through the internet at any time and from anywhere. You do not even need employees on-site for them to complete their tasks if you use cloud computing for business.
Cloud computing essentially falls into three categories, including:
- Platform as a Service (Paas),
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and
- Software as a Service (SaaS).
Depending on what your business needs, you can choose any of these for your business. If you’re not entirely sure about cloud computing, here are a few reasons we advise moving your business to the cloud.
1. Reduced costs
Investing in creating and running a data center is expensive. Between the hardware, technicians, installation, and running costs, you can end up spending a lot on the data center. Shifting to cloud computing means you can store all your business information elsewhere. The only cost to your business will be the fees you will have to pay your cloud computing service provider.
Providers charge cloud computing services based on the features, storage, number of users, time, and several other factors. Your business can choose a package that works best for your company’s current budget.
Speaking of getting to choose the right package, cloud computing also provides you with the flexibility your business needs. Cloud computing services introduce mobility to your business. You and your employees can work from any location to complete business tasks.
You can reduce the number of on-site workstations at the office to reduce costs. Your employees can work from home and that can save significant costs for your business. With a fast internet connection, you can continue monitoring the updates of all your business operations without having to set foot into the office.
Growing businesses can enjoy a seamless experience of expanding their operations through cloud computing. Traditionally, you would have to invest in additional hardware, licenses, storage units and much more as your business grows.
Cloud computing lets your business scale up or scale down without all the hassle. You can request your provider to upgrade your package to accommodate the changing needs. If you are scaling up, they can add more features or storage space for additional costs. The provider can also reduce the features and storage space and lower the fees they charge if your business is scaling down.
4. Data Security
Last but not least, your business needs the right cloud computing provider to protect valuable data. Storing data on physical on-site servers or data centers can increase the risk of data breach. If you have data on the cloud, you can delete any information remotely or move it elsewhere depending on what you need.
The right cloud computing provider can guarantee much better encryption and security infrastructure. They stay ahead of the latest innovations in cybersecurity to ensure top-notch security for their infrastructure so businesses like yours can enjoy the peace of mind that your data is secure.
At Vitreous IT, we offer you a wide assortment of managed IT services, including cloud computing. We can help your business enjoy continuous success through the migration to cloud computing and make sure that you don’t spend a penny more than you need to.
If you want to learn more about how we can help, feel free to get in touch with us today.