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The Benefits of Cloud Computing

July 16, 2019 No Comments

Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author

It’s good to stay up to date with all the latest technology when you run a business. Not only will it show your customers that you are interested in what is happening in the business world (and perhaps in your sector in particular), but it will also help you to grow your business more quickly. There are many benefits to using cloud computing in your business; read on to find out what some of them are and how you can use them to your advantage.

Flexibility

Cloud computing offers the best way to run a more flexible business. When you are flexible, you can be more helpful to your customers, but you can also have a better work life balance, which means you can have more time with your family, or you can find more time to study – if this appeals, you can look at this site for information about MBA learning, for example. Whatever you need the extra time for, cloud computing can help you find it.

Cloud computing also offers flexibility in terms of where you work, not just when. As long as you have the right log in details, you can upload or download your work wherever you are with access to the internet.

Prevent Data Loss

Imagine a scenario in which you lost important data from your business. Whether it happened through human error, a cyber-attack, or a hardware malfunction, the result would be the same – you would have to spend a lot of time replacing the information, your business would potentially have to shut down, and you might not even be able to continue trading.

Data loss could be the worst thing that could happen to you.

Therefore, using cloud computing and storing your important data within the cloud rather than trusting the hardware that you have in your office could save you this problem. Even if you did make a mistake, or someone deliberately targeted your business, your data would be safe and you would be able to retrieve it easily. There would be no downtime, and your business could continue trading.

This has the added benefit of proving to your customers that you take security seriously, and they will know that their sensitive information is kept in a safe place.

Save Money

It is expensive to buy high capacity servers and use them to store information. It’s even expensive to buy portable drives to back up your information to. The cloud is not expensive – you can even use it for free in some cases, depending on the amount of data you want to store. If you do need to pay, you can upgrade at any point, or choose to downgrade should you need to, so you can stay in control of what you are spending.

Saving money in your business is something that a good entrepreneur should always be looking out for, and this is an easy way to do it that also means you can be more secure and have the advantage of being able to work from anywhere.

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