Businesses that use the cloud can share and store information just like an on-premise computer network but enjoy far more benefits. Cloud computing reduces business costs, increases flexibility, improves connectivity, and works seamlessly with all web-based devices.
A cloud management platform will allow your business to enjoy the following ten benefits:
1. You will reduce your environmental footprint
Cloud computing will reduce the impact of your computer systems on the environment because you’ll be using fewer data centers across the world while running a far more efficient operation.
2. You will improve the efficiency of your business collaboration
If your company outsources work to independent contractors or allows employees to telecommute or consults with third party business professionals, then cloud computing makes it easy for anyone with permission to access the same files.
Information can be shared in real time through shared storage to enhance customer service, improve product development, and increase the speed and efficacy of your marketing.
3. You will slash all your IT costs
Managing your own computer infrastructure is expensive. Besides paying for IT staff and maintenance costs, you also need to update your system as new hardware and software is released.
When you migrate to the cloud, you won’t need to hire expert staff and pay for hardware and software upgrades. There will also be fewer delays and your energy consumption costs will be lower.
4. You will improve your IT capacity
Cloud computing allows you to only pay for the IT resources you use. Unlike traditional computer systems, you won’t have to pay for underused server and infrastructure capacity.
During slow business months, you can de-provision your needs and during busy months you can provision for peak performance. Or if you launch a product, you could increase capacity to manage the spike in sales volume and then decrease capacity after the limited-time sale offer.
5. You will stay on top of the latest technology
Service providers will automatically update all your IT features when necessary. You don’t have to stay on top of the latest technological innovations.
Whenever there is an updated version of computer processing power, servers, or software, they will automatically set up or install.
6. You will not have to plan for business continuity
Business continuity planning is included in your service. You won’t have to take special measures to protect your data or your other systems against natural disasters, power failures, or any other type of crises.
All your data stored in the cloud is automatically backed up and then transferred to servers in another location to protect it should anything happen to facility housing your servers.
7. You will benefit from SaaS
Software as a service (SaaS) means you will always get cutting edge software as soon as it’s released in the market. You will get all the latest releases quickly, even the minor ones, rather than wait for a major release once a year.
8. You will free up your limited company resources to focus on your business
Since you don’t have to hire the right people to run your IT infrastructure nor make decisions on what hardware and software purchases to make, this will free up your staff’s time, attention, and money to focus on building your business.
9. You will be able to work from anywhere in the world
You can use any device that accesses the Internet, computer systems like desktops or laptops or mobile systems like smartphones and tablets.
You can also work from any location anywhere in the world—from a hotel business center, from a plant, from the field, from your customer’s home or office.
10. You will be able to do far more with less
When you have your own on-premise IT infrastructure, you have to figure out how many data centers, servers, software, and IT teams you can afford. You also have to worry about energy consumption, staying on top of industry trends, protecting your data from hackers, and so on.
With cloud computing, you won’t have any of these concerns, yet be able to operate your business far more effectively.
11. You will get always-on availability
In any business, uptime is essential. Should your system ever go offline, you will lose sales in all aspects of your business will grind to a complete stop. Cloud providers offer 99.99% uptime.
In conclusion, migrating to the cloud will completely transform your business. Cloud computing is a dynamic, scalable, cost-effective way to run a productive business.