Many businesses have now adopted cloud computing in their operations. Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet. Here are the top 5 reasons businesses are moving to the cloud:
1. REDUCED COSTS
Moving to cloud applications or storage can help maximize space and significantly cut energy expenditures. Cloud solutions can also lead to a dramatic decrease in labour and maintenance costs. As a result of the hardware being owned by vendors and stored in off-site locations, there is less demand for in-house IT staff.
One of the major benefits of cloud computing is mobility. The service gives you and your employees the flexibility to work from any location. Employees can complete their tasks at home or from the office. Working in this post-lockdown ‘new-normal’ world you can reduce the number of workstations in your office and allow employees to work from home to save costs further.
The traditional way of planning for unexpected growth is to purchase and keep additional servers, storage, and licenses. It may take years before you actually use the reserve resources. Scaling cloud computing services is easy. You can get additional storage space or features whenever you need them.
When an incident occurs or in an emergency, it is easy to restore and recover your data from the cloud. This ensures business continuity due to the robust response from your cloud computing services. The data will be completely backed-up, and it will always available as long as users have an internet connection.
5. DATA SECURITY
A breach of security at your premises can lead to compromised data security if laptops or computers are stolen. If you have data on the cloud, you can delete any confidential information remotely or move it to a different account. Breaching the security measures on clouding platforms is much more difficult.