In our previous article, we mentioned the introduction of cloud computing as one of the ways that technology has disrupted business in the 21st century. We therefore thought it wise to take a bit of time and talk more about this technology and how it’s going to benefit your business.
All businesses whether large or small will value remote access to data. In order for a business entity to be able to achieve this, they will need to spend millions of dollars to set up such an infrastructure that will enable their staff access company data securely from any part of the world. However, there is a much cheaper alternative and that is cloud storage. Essentially, this involves signing up to a third party organization that has already set up the infrastructure therefore all you have to do is use it therefore saving your business the hustle and expense of setting up its own independent infrastructure.
Let’s take a look at the 4 benefits of cloud storage in business
It’s a cost cutting measure
As we have mentioned in our introduction, it takes millions of dollars for a business to set up and maintain an infrastructure that will enable their staff to be able to access company data remotely from any part of the world. However, with cloud storage, business entities only spend a fraction of that cost. This saved expense can then be allocated to other aspects of the business.
It enhances the level of convenience
When your company data is one the cloud, all you or your staff need is a computer or mobile device as well as a good internet connection in order to work. This means you can work remotely from anywhere as your office becomes mobile. This level of convenience will help increase staff productivity because so little time is lost having to wait for staff to get to a physical office space in order to work.
It enhances data security
Companies that provide cloud storage services have invested millions of dollars to set up state of the art security to protect their infrastructure and customer data. This is definitely a cost that your business might not have been able to afford. This then ensures that your company data is protected 24/7 therefore you never have to worry about your data being compromised.
It enhances growth opportunities for your business
Thanks to cloud storage, your business is not limited by physical borders. Being online means anyone form any part of the world can access your system therefore making business expansion to other parts of the world very convenient and relatively affordable.
There are a number of reputable organizations offering cloud storage services therefore it’s up to you as a business owner to do your due diligence and settle on the service provider you are confident will give you the best deal. At the end of the day, your business can’t survive without being on the cloud.