Many organisations from huge corporate entities to small businesses are turning to the Cloud and its many advantages for their data storage requirements.
Here are a few of the many advantages the Cloud has over traditional on-site computing.
1. Cost
It’s expensive to purchase, use, maintain and upgrade traditional desktop software, especially if you have multiple users across a sizeable organisation. The Cloud is a much more cost-effective option; choose from one-off payment options, pay-as-you-go, and other scalable alternatives to save your business a fortune in the long term.
2. Unlimited storage capability
Cloud providers can offer virtually unlimited data storage space. This means that you don’t have to worry about increasing your own on-site storage facility, which saves you money and hassle.
3. Backup and recovery
Cloud storage providers will also back up your data for you and, if necessary, restore it in the event of a problem. This is one less thing for you to worry about and you don’t have the risk of loss of data due to theft of computer equipment or a fire in your premises, for example.
4. Flexibility of software integration
Upgrades and bug fixes to software you have purchased through the Cloud are usually automatic and free of charge under your contract with the provider. You can customise your preferences too and cherry-pick the options which best suit your business needs. This means that you’ll never be stuck with out-of-date software that doesn’t do what you need it to.
5. Easy access
The Cloud allows you to access your information from anywhere, provided you have an internet connection. This is great if you travel a lot with your business or spend time working abroad.
6. Quick deployment
This is a great trick. Depending on what you opt for, your whole setup can be fully functional and working within a matter of minutes, much quicker than having to physically set up a traditional software suite across multiple users.

The smart choice for SMEs

Cloud computing is certainly the way forward for small to medium-sized businesses and does offer many advantages. Perhaps it’s time that your business moved its data storage over to the Cloud? Contact Nimbus CS today for more advice on our business IT support services.

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