Why should companies use the Cloud?

Why should companies use the Cloud?

Flexibility;

Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating demands. If your needs increase it is easy to scale up your Cloud capacity. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, flexibility is crucial in the service. Organisations are enabling employees to access corporate data from a multitude of locations and variety of devices. This flexibility can be made easier by using the Cloud.

Automatic software updates;

The Cloud servers are off-premise, out of sight. Suppliers will take care of them on your behalf and complete regular software updates. Including security updates. Therefore users do not have to worry about wasting valuable time maintaining the system. Leaving you free time to focus on the things that matter, like running and growing your business.

Capital-expenditure;

Using the Cloud cuts out the high costs of hardware. You simply need to pay as you go, a subscription-based model.

Increased collaboration;

Employees can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together. The Cloud based workflow and file sharing helps to make amendments and updates in real time, giving them full visibility of their collaborations. It enables employees situated in various locations to collaborate easily. By providing simultaneous syncing, working and sharing documents and records in real time. Helping increase the collaboration and efficiency of employees.

Work from anywhere;

With the Cloud, if you have an internet connection you can be at work. With most Cloud services offering mobile apps, you’re not restricted by which device you’ve got to hand. As a result businesses can offer more flexibility, also enabling employees to work from home.

Document control;

The more employees collaborate on documents, the greater the need for secure document control. Before the Cloud, workers had to send files back and forth as email attachments can only be worked on by one user at a time. This usually leads to a mess of conflicting file content, formats and titles. With the Cloud, all files are stored centrally and everyone sees one version of the truth. Which means improved collaboration.

Security;

Lost laptops are expensive, but it’s more problematic with the loss of sensitive data inside. The Cloud gives you greater security when this happens. As data is stored in the Cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine. It is also possible to remotely wipe data from lost laptops, so data does not get into the wrong hands. The Cloud is equipped with specialised staff and place greater emphasis on security.

Environmentally friendly;

With the Cloud the Environment gets love too. The server capacity scales up and down, so you only use the energy you need and you don’t leave oversized carbon footprints. Using the Cloud reduces data centres carbon footprint.

 

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