Benefits of Cloud Computing for BusinessesApril 7, 2019 No Comments
Featured article by Wendy Dessler, Outreach manager
When running a business, you are likely in charge of keeping and using a lot of data and information. In the past, it would be common for companies to keep this information stored on their physical devices or maybe an external hard drive. While this is fine some of the time, it can put your information at risk in the case of machine failure or cyber crime.
Instead, many modern companies are utilizing cloud computing for all of their safe storage of important information and data. The market is growing rapidly and more and more companies are seeing the benefits of cloud computing, some of which we will look at in this article.
Much More Flexibility
When running a business, one of the biggest concerns is scalability. You need to be able to handle growth and an increase in demand, but also be able to backtrack if business slows down. Traditional computing methods aren’t very flexible, while most cloud computing solutions are infinitely flexible and can handle your demand and bandwidth fluctuations. Rather than constantly having to buy and apply upgrades, your cloud computing provider will be able to handle this for you.
In addition to flexibility when it comes to scaling, cloud computing has many other flexibility benefits, too. Cloud computing will allow you to work from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. This is hugely important as millions of Americans work from home at least half the week. This means companies will be able to open up the possibility of telecommuting, which is very desirable for most employees.
Better and More Efficient Log Management
If you utilize some type of software to run a business (which there is a good chance you do), they likely create logs. Logs are automatically produced and time-stamped documentation of events that relate to the software. So if you ever experience an issue or want to see a particular event within the software, logs can help.
However, with thousands of these logs being created, they can often take up a lot of space to store. Instead of keeping them local on the computer, maybe companies elect to use cloud logging. This will allow you to securely access them anywhere, will reduce the need for physical storage is often more affordable. Also, these logs can be helpful both in terms of security and compliance, so keeping them safe and secure in the cloud is a good idea.
If you are interested in learning more about log management, be sure to check out this link: Configuring centralized logging from Python apps – Papertrail log management
Disaster Recovery and Other Security Improvements
When running any sort of business, security is a number one concern. Data breaches and other cybercrime has been increasing over the last few years and you need to be protected. If not, you could lose a ton of money, information and the trust of your customers.
Simply storing information on a device makes it much more susceptible to attacks then if it is located in the cloud. Also, working with the cloud often allows smaller companies to have a disaster recovery solution in place, without paying a ton for it.
In addition to cyber crimes, sometimes accidents happen which can lead to a loss of information. This can include anything from a machine failure to a power outage to a natural disaster. No matter how many computers or devices get damaged, you can rest assured that your data will be safe in the cloud.
In conclusion, we hope that this article has been helpful in teaching you about the benefits of cloud computing for your business.
About the Author
Wendy Dessler is a super-connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.CLOUD COMPUTING, SOCIAL BUSINESS