88% of UK business have already migrated to Cloud and you're business should consider doing the same. But why?
Here are 10 reasons why organisations are turning to Cloud Computing.
1. Cost Efficient
Due to all your Data being off-site, Cloud Computing excludes all expenses on hardware, software, setting up costs and the general maintenance in data centres. If it weren’t for Cloud, think of all the time and money you will be putting into your internal data centre, and trust us, it adds up!
2. Open to Multiple Choices
Cloud Computing comes in many forms; therefore, you do not need to have a specific criteria in order to be able to migrate to Cloud. Depending on your business needs you can get one of the following options, Public Cloud, Private Cloud or Hybrid Cloud. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, you can make it your own.
3. Flexible and Scalable
One of the best things about Cloud is that not everything is set in stone, so there’s no fixed cost. If your business needs change over time, you can easily scale up or down depending on the amount of resourcing you’re using. For example, if you need to use more resources, you can scale up on global scale. Not only that, but you’ll be able to access your data from any location, at any given time.
4. Speedy Processes and Agility
Cloud Computing is provided as an on-demand platform, delivering a vast amount of data within minutes. This offers businesses further flexibility within their day-to-day routines and removes the pressure of capacity planning. Also, with all employees being able to quickly access data, they will become more productive and efficient within their job roles.
5. Less Environmental Impact
Moving to the Cloud isn’t an entirely selfish act, it can help the environment too. But how? With the option to scale up and down on the resources you use, you’re eliminating the risk of wasting energy, which would normally go into the atmosphere.
6. Disaster Recovery
Data loss is one of the most fearsome concerns for all organisations, along with data security. Cloud Computing removes that fear by guaranteeing that your data is always available, even if your devices are damaged. Cloud-based services also provide quick data recovery for all kinds of emergency scenarios.
7. Completely Automated
Remember that Cloud computing is hosted for you, so you don’t need to worry yourself about software or system updates, it’s all automated. This means you have more time to focus on the things that matter, like growing your business.
8. Increased Collaboration
Cloud Applications improve the use of collaboration by allowing you to store, edit and share information in real time, in any location. Now you won’t end up with 20 different versions of the same document.
9. More Control
We all know having control over our data is vital, and the last thing we want is our data ending up in the wrong hands. Cloud enables you to have complete visibility over your data, managing who has access and how they use it. For example, only those who have been authorised to access a certain piece of data, will be able to alter it. Thus, increasing both security and collaboration within the workplace.
10. High Security
Last but certainly not least, Cloud Computing offers advanced security feature that abides by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We know that there are major concerns regarding this in many organisations but let us put your mind at ease with this important feature.
Not only is there a baseline for security in the platform itself, but Cloud providers also implement extra protection for the data they process, including but not limited to, multi-factor authentication, access control and encryption. Therefore, it’s incredibly tricky for a hacker to take your data.
Also, referring to disaster recovery, all your data is stored within the cloud, allowing access to it no matter what happens to your machine. For example, if your laptop is stolen, not like they can get in anyway, but as a precaution, you can remotely wipe your laptop of any data. Nobody will be handling your data any time soon.
Still Not Convinced?
Most business would have jumped at the opportunity after reading the first benefit. But surely after reading all 10 benefits, it a no-brainer. After all, Cloud adoption is rising each year and will continue to do so.
To summarise, Cloud Computing can fulfil all business requirements no matter how big or small. It does this by giving you multiple choices in terms of the cloud platform you feel that would best suit your business needs. It doesn’t matter which platform you choose; you will still be able to reap all the benefits listed above so you’re not restricted in what you can do.
If you have any more questions on Cloud Computing, get on touch with one of our experts at our Milton Keynes office on
0345 565 1953, or download our whitepaper!