The popularity of cloud-based storage systems and the advantages offered through their services and applications allow companies to see increased profits by allowing businesses to streamline operations resulting in higher productivity and lower costs.
Why move your business to The Cloud?
We’ll give you our 5 top reasons to ditch your on-premise server and get your business into The Cloud.
1. Increased profits
Making the top of the list is what all businesses look to do, and that is to save money. For startups, it can save thousands of pounds in capital investments. The cost of equipment, software and hardware, licensing fees as well as infrastructure setups can be a costly investment from the start. Technical issues are limited and ongoing maintenance costs are eliminated with cloud-based solutions. Data backup and information security are provided by moving to the cloud providing even more savings, freeing up capital to invest back into your business.
2. Improve team collaboration
Moving to the cloud allows employees to collaborate collectively on team projects and receive immediate feedback from supervisors or peers. Online file sharing and open-source software have allowed users with any office productivity suite to be part of team collaborations. These cloud-based systems allow real-time visibility and instant feedback that results in higher productivity and ensures quality control.
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3. Strengthen operational security
The security of customer and employee files remains a priority for many businesses. Identity theft is a growing problem and with businesses requesting information that is considered sensitive and private, cloud-based solutions offer online security and encryption software to protect sensitive data from breaches in network security.
These cloud-based solutions offer 256 bit SSL encryption of files which is similar to the security utilised by online banking. Documents are backed up to multiple locations, allowing files to be safe and regular data backups provide added extra security. Saving files in multiple locations allows for document rollbacks to track any changes or revisions made previously.
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4. Access from anywhere
Cloud-based solutions add convenience in that access is available from any computer, from any geographic location in the world. This convenience and access to online documents and files allows for instant collaboration and feedback and speeds up last-minute details for approaching deadlines.
Convenience and access through the cloud can increase productivity, reduce expenses and can help in allowing for a healthier work-life balance for employees.
5. Improve your efficiency
Companies that migrate to the cloud benefit from improved efficiency and no longer need to consider software updates, space limitations, power requirements or maintenance of networks and network infrastructure. This provides a significant saving and can prove to be very beneficial to start-up companies with limited investment funds.
The benefits of being in the cloud provide many advantages to businesses. It can increase productivity, reduces capital expenses, increases IT security and reduces the risk that involves the loss of data or hardware failures.
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If you are evaluating options, or feel it’s time for your business to review the systems you have in place, contact Netitude! We can help you navigate to the best solution for your business.
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