Why is Cloud Computing So Important These Days for Business?
If you have found yourself asking the same question then you can feel rest assured that you aren’t alone in asking such a question. After conversing with experts on the matter of cloud computing, it turns out that not only is it one of the smartest moves you could make for your business but also for your personal life too! If you aren’t up to speed with cloud computing then here are some of the reasons why it’s so important;
The benefits are almost endless
Remember, if you will, a time not too long ago where USB sticks were all the rage and how great they were! Especially as time has passed, you can now get gigabytes of storage for less than a meal and a drink. It’s all fun and games though until, you either run out of space or, as they tend to do, your USB stick gives up the ghost.
Even worse still, plugging and unplugging something like a USB stick into your machine numerous times a day will eventually either damage the drive itself or your USB port. , and that’s Something that will warrant a call to IT support and, can be a little costly to put right assuming that you haven’t already misplaced or, lost the thing!
Because the importance of cloud computing has been recognised as being a necessity these days, as a customer you have the pick of the market. The competition is pretty fierce which is awesome because each and every company offers something a little bit different and, most of the time, at a reduced price or packages that make the overall purchase a no brainer.
Some of the top firms offering all-round cloud services include the likes of Azure, SharePoint and Microsoft’s Office 365 which means not only can you get as much data storage as you desire, you also get the benefit of using their various software tools. Most businesses use the available software on a daily basis anyway for things like word processing, PowerPoint presentations or excel data sheets and are paying a small fortune for the privilege.
As above, if you are already paying out for monthly or yearly subscriptions to any company that provides business utility software then you may as well group it all together with the same provider. You’d get yourself one single solution for your storage/data access and online software packages whilst saving money in the process.
You don’t even need to buy any additional hardware either, it’s all there for you. The only thing that could come close to being ‘as smart’ as an idea would be buying an electric car for your business.
Ease of use
As long as you have an Internet connection, then you are good to go, from your PC, your laptop or, even your mobile phone. Most phones these days come with ‘casting’ abilities too, so you could potentially deliver a presentation on a big screen with just the use of your phone and the internet.
In addition, because everything is online, you don’t have to have any software installed locally on your device, if you don’t want to, or, you could have a setup that saves to your machine and makes a copy to save to the cloud, which can be shared with anyone, if needed be it staff members, or even your customers.