Cloud Computing

It should come as no surprise that cloud computing is fast becoming the dominant form of data storage for companies that want to keep insights or data safe and save some money in the process. With the movement toward harnessing artificial intelligence and machine learning, these platforms are becoming more sophisticated. That’s great news for business owners but also intimidating for those who aren’t sure how to wield these tools in the fast-paced business world they’re navigating. 

The technology employs extensive computing resources, so the transition to cloud computing presents many benefits for a business that doesn’t have these resources on the ground. This advanced technology is especially appealing for an organization looking to transform its structure quickly without on-site infrastructure changes. 

Read on to learn about the benefits of using the cloud.


A Closer Look at Cloud Computing

Most tech-savvy business owners consider cloud computing a revolutionary tool that can apply to almost any industry. These services use remote servers to store, manage, and protect your company’s data. 

Not only does this aid accessibility and convenience for a business, but it also eliminates the need for local servers or personal computers to store information.


The Types of Cloud-Based Computing Services Available For Businesses

There are three types of cloud computing:

  • Public clouds 

Third-party providers store your data over the web, such as Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure.

  • Private clouds

Computing services tailored to your company are physically stored in data centers.

  • Hybrid clouds

Hybrids combine public and private services to transmit files back and forth between servers easily.


Five Reasons Cloud Computing Benefits Businesses

Why might companies take advantage of cloud computing services?

  • Data Will Be Secure

Cloud service providers have ample security measures to secure sensitive information from hackers and other nefarious parties online.

  • Businesses Will See Cost Savings

The pricing is always a major benefit of using the cloud over traditional data storage solutions. When businesses transition to a cloud application, they say farewell to hardware, software, and physical data centers and hello to cost-effective storage.

  • Regulatory Compliance Will Be a Breeze

Many cloud services work hard to comply with government regulations and monitoring to simplify compliance for companies.

  • Employees Will Be More Productive

IT management chores drain endless hours. With cloud computing’s automation functions, employees have more time to do more important work.

  • Brand’s Flexibility and Scalability Could Improve

There is a lot that a business can achieve with the increased scalability and flexibility that cloud computing provides. There are endless possibilities.


Cloud Computing at the Office

Transitioning to cloud computing from another operating system is a simple and beneficial way to boost productivity, improve scalability, and save. That’s why organizations are making the switch.



Additional Information

Software: What is Business Automation?

IBM: The Basics of Business Automation



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By Denis Wilson

Cybersecurity Expert, Small Business Technology Consultant, Managed Services Provider, Managed IT Support

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