15 Great Reasons to Switch to Cloud Computing Today!
POSTED BY APPANNA GANAPATHY
Simply put, cloud computing is the best thing since sliced bread. Previously, businesses were limited to running applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building. Cloud computing enables you to access all these business tools through the internet, which benefits business in many ways.
- Flexibility in costing
Instead of having to buying a standard, one-size-fits-all software suite of programs, you can decide which software programs and application you want and only pay for them. You are also able to buy software according to your needs without being saddled with a lifelong commitment.
- Flexibility in capacity
Smaller companies often have fluctuating bandwidth needs, but most service providers have standardised bandwidth packages. Cloud computing allows you to use more or less bandwidth as your needs increase or decrease – you commission and pay for bandwidth only as and when needed. This operational flexibility eliminates sitting with the dead weight of unused capacity during off-peak times.
You can reduce the size or even completely eliminate your physical data centre by storing your data in the cloud. Fewer servers means less maintenance by fewer employees and less electricity being used – you save money and space without reducing your IT capabilities.
- Work anywhere, any time
With cloud computing you can work anywhere and at any time as long as you have internet connectivity. You can also use any device. This enables employees to work from home if necessary, which allows for flexitime. It also improves customer service as salespeople can access information regarding your products and services while they are with clients, for example.
- Improved staff interaction
Because documents and information are available can be made available to anyone at any time, it becomes easier for employees to collaborate and share ideas and input in real-time. This promotes product development and increases the business’ productivity and service delivery.