Ever since its inception, the cloud has been hailed as revolutionising information storage. Despite its many advantages, many businesses have yet to embrace the cloud, and are losing time and money as a result. By using the cloud, you can relieve funds from many areas, and focus on running your business, secure in the knowledge that your data, and your company, is safe. Here are four ways turning to a cloud based system can save you money and keep your clients and workers happy.
If you are running a data storage centre, then you are paying for space, equipment,
maintenance, upgrading, power and an IT team to monitor it. These costs can very quickly spiral into the thousands, especially power. It’s difficult to fully utilize your servers, meaning there will be idle times when they continue to guzzle power. Rather than having to dedicate funds to monitoring and updating your software and hardware, you can pay a low monthly fee to quickly reduce or even remove these fees.
In 2015, the number of mobile workers is expected to reach 1.3 billion people. With more people working away from the office, the cloud allows more and faster connectivity, letting people do more and collaborate better. Rather than having to download different kinds of software and having to ensure every member of your team has the same set-up, the cloud allows everyone to check and edit documents safely and securely.
Secure data backup
Accidents happen. Computers crash, data is lost, it happens to everyone. Unfortunately, backing your data up is time consuming and can be costly, and replicating lost data can be even moreso. The cloud eliminates this risk. Even if your data is lost in a crash, the cloud stores it and it can be retrieved quickly and easily. Many providers even offer geo-redundant backups, meaning your data is saved in multiple locations, to improve security.
Cloud resources are scalable, which will let you tap resources or increase capacity to meet your needs as they change. The cloud allows you to react to, rather than predict, your needs and use what you need to improve your efficiency. If demands require increased collaboration, you can access collaboration tools quickly and without advanced planning. Working with the cloud lets your flexibility improve by bettering your ability to react to sudden changes.
Does Your Small Business Need Cloud Services?
Considering the cost benefits and additional flexibility that businesses can enjoy by switching to cloud-based computing, all small businesses should strongly consider moving at least part of their data to cloud based servers. At Dynamix Solutions, we can set up and manage your business’ cloud solutions.
If you have any questions about what our Cloud services can do for you, simply “Request a Quote” or call us at our Toronto office (416) 657-2449 or our Calgary office (403) 456-2183.
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