Why Does Your Business Need to Start Utilising the Cloud?
19th June 2018
Have you started utilising the Cloud for your business yet? If you haven’t, you are missing out on many benefits that could not only improve the productivity and running of your business, but also help to protect it and make it more secure from the terrors that lurk around the web.
Investing in the cloud is a smart move by any business no matter how large or small. The cloud offers outstanding safety, speed, and accessibility resulting in you spending less time managing your IT, and allowing more time to be spent on the things that matter like clients and enquiries.
The cloud can be affordable & flexible, making it ideal for small businesses who are looking to move away from in-house servers that are becoming old, outdated, expensive to maintain, and unfortunately in many cases, vulnerable.
Cloud hosted solutions are also scalable, giving your business the flexibility to increase or decrease licencing and compute costs as your business grows.
Cloud storage is the perfect starting point for any business who is looking to move across to the cloud.
But, why should you move to Cloud Solutions?
Have you ever had a server failure in-house? If not, you are extremely lucky. It can be an extremely frustrating period that will cost your business time, money and in some cases, cause the loss of valuable business-critical data, which can have disastrous effects for the business and its reputation.
Cloud storage provides unlimited opportunities to store and archive business data that you can access from pretty much any internet enabled device. This makes an in-house server with its limited space and susceptibility to disaster pretty much redundant, helping you to save on the costs associated with running an in-house server. Cloud services make your business more productive, safe and accessible, allowing employees to access critical data and files whenever and wherever they are.
How can moving to the Cloud help my business be more successful in the future?
Maintenance, Updates and Fixes are No Longer Your Responsibility
With an in-house server, you have to maintain, update and fix any issues that occur with it.
Many businesses do not have the luxury of expensive failover options or extra environmental resilience – even planned monthly server maintenance can be expensive and a headache. Cloud services are built on highly available enterprise-grade equipment and are able to provide very high levels of uptime. Save time and money with the Cloud.
Access information whenever and wherever
With the cloud, you can access files and information from anywhere as long as you have an internet enabled device and your login details. This is invaluable for small business owners who often find themselves working at all hours of the day and from various locations. Rather than calling or emailing the office to request the information that you need you can simply connect, login and access the information you need instantly making you and your workforce more productive. This is exceptional for salespeople who are constantly on the move and need to access information quickly. Become more productive with the cloud.
Protection for your Critical Business Data
In-house servers can become vulnerable especially as they get older and more outdated and can represent a security risk to your business. Cloud providers usually have several IT security certifications, such as ISO27001, which can be time-consuming and expensive to implement. With this in mind, Cloud solution providers will typically have much better cyber security protection than most businesses.
If your businesses on-site server is breached and hackers get hold of valuable business data or worse, customer information, it can be extremely hard for your business to recover from.
In the cloud, you can form the perfect hosted solution for your business, whether that is simply storing and archiving data or hosting all of your business applications and files in one place. The choice is completely yours depending on what your business requires. This will be unique to your business and you will only pay for the services that you need, meaning you get value for money as well as a modern, secure and effective solution for your business.
Looking to Switch to Cloud Hosted Solutions?
At PC Comms, we believe in leading the way, which is why we have already switched to hosted solutions for the main core applications within our own business. This experience helps us better advise you, so we know what works and doesn’t. Getting a hosted solution to do what you want for your business requires good planning and we have the expertise to help you.
Working together with our trusted partners, PC Comms provide a seamless end-to-end service for your business.
If you would like to switch to Cloud Hosted Solutions contact us now by clicking here, or by calling 01278 458558 so we can discuss your requirements further and advise you on the best solutions for your business.