Advantages of Cloud Computing
Believe it or not, many people are still on the fence with cloud computing, and perhaps rightfully so. Technology always has it fair share of drawbacks and cloud computing may not be for everyone. However, check out these advantages and see if you turn from a skeptic to an enthusiast.
- Flexibility – Have you ever gotten home and forgotten a file at work or have trouble keeping track of documents from one remote office to the next? With cloud computing, staff can access files from anywhere and everywhere there is an internet connection or a smartphone. Group collaboration is made fun and easy since documents and projects can be developed, viewed, or edited by staff members simultaneously.
- Easy implementation – Cloud computing is quick and easy to get set-up and running. It takes just minutes and you only need a computer and the Internet.
- Cost effective – Your organization will save money in a variety of ways with cloud computing. There is no need for high-powered high-priced computers since you will be running the cloud’s web-based applications. A simple desktop PC will suffice as no software programs need to be loaded or files saved, which in turn allows your PC to run at peak performance. You actually subscribe to the software so you only pay for it when you need it. This allows you to scale up or down according to peaks in demand. Many software applications are even free!
- Unlimited storage – Cloud computing offers unlimited storage with over a Petabyte available (that is a million gigabytes). There is no hassle with server upgrades or equipment when more storage is needed, simply pay for what you use.
- Data reliability – Data is stored safely in the cloud so even if your PC is destroyed or crashes, your data remains accessible. This will also decrease any downtime as a result of power outage or natural disaster.
Still not convinced? Fortunately cloud computing is scalable which makes it easy for you start small and try out applications. Once you see how it works for your business, you can gradually expand your usage and reap the full benefits of cloud computing.
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