Businesses of all sizes are taking advantage of the many benefits that come with moving company data and applications to the cloud. Whether you’re looking to cut your company’s carbon footprint or you need to protect sensitive data, cloud computing can help.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a method for gaining on-demand access to computing tools, applications, data storage, networking capabilities, and more via the internet. So, instead of storing your files on an in-house server, they are stored in large data centers owned, managed, and maintained by a cloud service provider (or CSP). These offsite servers perform the same tasks as an in-house server for a monthly subscription fee.
Here are some of the benefits cloud computing offers small businesses:
With cloud computing, businesses don’t have to purchase, maintain, and constantly update expensive equipment in-house. Nor will they need to hire a large IT team to keep things running smoothly. Instead, you’ll only pay for the space and equipment you need, which will help lower your operating costs.
Cloud providers have security measures that are significantly more advanced than a typical in-house system. They are constantly researching new threats, developing new encryption solutions, and continually monitoring for potential intrusions into their systems, which are all meant to keep your data safe and secure.
Cloud computing ensures peace of mind — for your data at least — when disaster hits. No matter if your office burns to the ground or is swept away by a tornado, you’ll still be able to access your data remotely and avoid downtime.
As your business grows and develops, so will your IT needs. Cloud computing provides easy scalability. So whether your company grows or demand starts to drop, you can scale up or down quickly, easily, and cost-effectively. That way, you only pay for what you need!
Cloud computing makes collaborating easier than ever. Team members can view and share information securely on-demand, no matter where they are located. This can help boost productivity and create a healthier, happier workplace.
Software updates can be time-consuming. Luckily, cloud-based applications have been designed to automatically refresh and update themselves instead of forcing an IT department to perform the update.
A cloud-based system allows you to control your data and who has access to it. Cloud providers let you filter permissions on an individual level and offer reporting tools to ensure confidentiality. With everyone accessing the same information, you can maintain consistency in data, avoid human error, and have a clear record of any revisions or updates.
Switching to the cloud is an environmentally-friendly option that can help reduce your carbon footprint. Data centers are designed to be energy-efficient. As your business needs change, you can scale up and down only using the energy you need. Plus, your team can work remotely and reduce transportation-related waste and the amount of physical products you use daily.
Are you ready to migrate to the cloud? The experts at GTS can help! Give us a call today at (904) 606-6011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.