In recent years, cloud computing has become one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative sectors in the entire IT and computer industry. Companies big and small the world over are finally starting to wake up to the tremendous potential cloud computing can offer and are leaping en masse to migrate their digital services.
If you’re still sitting on the fence or have difficulty trying to work out how and why your firm should embrace cloud tech, below are some reasons that might help sway your opinion.
The cloud is democratizing computer services
In the not-so-distant past, the prohibitive costs of server tech, software, maintenance and support made professional networking and IT services very much the preserve of only the world’s richest companies. However, with cloud networking, all companies can gain access to the same professional-grade, cutting-edge server tech – and all at a fraction of the cost of setting up and running in-house networks. Try reading articles about the potential for AWS terraform platforms and systems to get a better idea of just how far you could roll out cloud services and just what impact they might have on your company’s operations.
The cloud can grow and adapt with you as a company
No matter their size or sector, all firms go through periods of growth or downsizing, which makes the task of traditional IT provision a constant headache. When times were good, companies would often go and invest thousands (or hundreds of thousands) in new tech, only for a downturn to hit and be left with redundant equipment.
By partnering with a cloud services company, your firm will be able to take a proactive approach to its digital services, upscaling or downscaling as required – almost at the touch of a button.
The cloud protects your firm’s precious data
Industry analysts now suggest data is the world’s most valuable commodity – worth more even than traditional heavyweights like gold or oil. In today’s hugely competitive, digitally-driven markets, your company’s data is likely its lifeblood and is central to almost everything you do.
In truth, no company is beyond the dangers presented by cybercriminals and as soon as you go online, you could potentially open up a Pandora’s box of security issues. However, with a cloud networking company, you’ll at least have the peace of mind that comes from working with industry-grade security professionals, software and backup systems.
The cloud increases collaborative working and makes your team truly mobile
By its very nature, cloud computing exists in the ether – meaning you or your team can access important files, software or processes anywhere you can find an internet connection. When you consider the vast majority of people these days have a cellphone, this means data can be accessed remotely from pretty much anywhere. If you want to extend that idea yet further, there is now a huge range of collaborative work tools available that could see your team working together on files in real-time with live updates, messaging, video conferencing, etc.