Cloud computing is already well on its way to being the new business norm.
From streamlined, remote IT support to collaborative and globally-accessible team environments, modern businesses can’t afford not to adapt at least some elements of cloud-based operations.
If it wasn’t already a dominating force in the IT world, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has taught us the value of streamlined, remote capabilities.
“Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.”
Not cloud-based yet? Below are just some of the benefits to cloud computing and cloud-based IT services.
Unlike experimental or industry-specific technology, cloud computing and cloud-based IT have been ubiquitous for many years, giving data engineers the opportunity to work out many of the kinks, improve integration, increase security, and provide ready-made options for customers.
In addition, cloud computing means that businesses purchase a service rather than a product, so providers must focus on great customer service and communication. This format and time on the market means better options and rates for end users.
Customizable & Integrated
The beauty of multiple vendors and various cloud options means that businesses have the choice of the platforms and software that work best for them and their remote needs. They can choose between private, public, or hybrid capabilities and easily migrate from their existing system to the cloud.
Cloud storage and shared resources are flexible and responsive, so your business only uses what it needs when it needs it. Resources are instantly there when demand increases on your platform. As your business grows, the cloud grows with you – no costly infrastructure, training, or service expenses!
Your security framework on the cloud is extremely customizable and allows different levels of access for different users. Encryption, double authentication, and smart identification technology mean that even the most protected information is safe on the cloud.
Accessibility & Instant Data Sharing
Here’s where the cloud truly shines: instantaneous data sharing, collaborative team environments, endless integration possibilities, and global accessibility.
With cloud-based data storage and operations, team members and supply chains across the world can work seamlessly and remotely together. Productivity and integration on this level has never been seen before, so remote workforce options are becoming more and more necessary to stay competitive in today’s world.
Despite all these amazing benefits, cloud computing is significantly cheaper than its physical infrastructure alternative. By removing the physical element, technology is better able to remotely update with the times and offices won’t have old, outdated wiring, devices, or servers that need to be regularly updated. Maintenance and customer support is also easier and faster when technicians have immediate access to required information. Outages and incidents happen less.
Reduced costs combined with improved team efficiency mean that your business is looking at a significant ROI!
Better Business Posture
It goes without saying that reducing physical needs, cutting costs, and improving your team’s deliverables put you in a better position as a business leader. Well beyond that, however, is the advanced flexibility that cloud computing and remote capabilities offer you as a growing enterprise. With better monitoring and analytics, as well as quick response times, your IT and business infrastructure are in a better position to deal with unforeseen changes. You can scale, adjust, and pivot as the industry, society, or technology changes.
Booker DiMaio is proud to offer cloud-based IT through Avatara CompleteCloud, a private cloud dedicated to your business with a predictable monthly fee and 24/7 live support. Transition to a remote workforce with cloud computing and effective IT management.