If you own or operate a business, you may want to consider joining the growing list of companies that are relying on cloud solutions to host their data and systems. Cloud-based software allows companies to store information on the internet, compared to storing critical information and data on local servers and applications.
If you’re on the fence about adopting cloud-based solutions, keep reading to learn about the various benefits your organization can receive from implementing cloud technology.
What Is Cloud Technology?
Without getting too technical, the cloud is simply where all of your technology, information, data, and security measures live. Instead of having programs and data stored on local hard drives, the information is stored on the internet and is typically managed by a third party.
The cloud environment is especially beneficial for companies with remote workforces or with several locations because employees can access all of the information and applications on the internet instead of being restricted to a physical location. For example, employees can access data – including files, applications, emails, and other documents – no matter where they are. Compared to in-house servers, cloud solutions are easy to manage, access, and less expensive.
What Are the Benefits of Cloud Solutions?
There are endless benefits associated with storing data on the cloud, as opposed to in-house servers. Here are a few of the main advantages:
Increased Storage Space
Instead of spending more on hardware and software to store data, especially if local servers run out of storage space, the cloud allows companies to store as much data as they need. In fact, most companies can enjoy unlimited storage space.
Your company will save a significant amount of money upgrading to a cloud solution. Many cloud solutions are free up to a certain limit. If you need more storage, you can pay a monthly or annual fee. Either way, it’s much more cost-effective than managing in-house servers. You also won’t have to rely on your company’s overworked IT professionals to spend countless hours monitoring your local servers.
Access Information from Anywhere
We touched on this briefly, but it bears repeating. Employees can access company data and programs from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This is incredibly useful on video calls by allowing each employee to have access to the same company information.
Latest Updates and Security
With a managed cloud service provider, you’ll receive updates and constant monitoring. These professionals will monitor your cloud infrastructure to ensure there are no safety breaches. Cloud management companies typically have the most advanced cybersecurity measures in place to keep all of your company’s sensitive data and information secure.
Contact VAF for Cloud-Based Solutions
If you’re ready to give cloud computing services a try, or if you’d like to learn more about cloud computing benefits, contact the technology experts at Van Ausdall & Farrar today. Our cloud services include subscription services, co-location, cloud hosting, and virtualization.