Value of ‘The Cloud’
It is a foregone conclusion that growth in The Cloud will continue and in fact accelerate. In this blog, we will outline the value of The Cloud and it can help your business be more agile and business.
All of us, are in some way are already cloud users, your music, documents, and pictures are probably stored in the cloud, if you use Google Drive, Instagram, Facebook, or even Gmail, you are using a cloud-based application that sends and stores your personal data to a cloud-hosted server for later use.
It is convenient, safe and accessible i.e., available everywhere we go, no matter the computer type or hard drive size.
The demand for the cloud has been growing steadily in the last few years and this will continue at pace. Due to recent events, primarily COVID-19 the cloud adoption rates are on the rise and are likely to remain that way in the foreseeable future.
The main reason for the increase in demand for the cloud is affordability!!! Recent data shows that SME businesses reported that in their experience it is on average 40% more cost-effective to utilize cloud-based services than to maintain their own system in-house.
Value of The Cloud
- businesses prefer the cloud for their storage, helps save paper, storage, and space on their hard drive.
- cloud users reported significant improvement in efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
- typically, an employee uses cloud-based services in their daily workday, for file sharing, collaborative tasks, and content sharing.
- there are in excess of 200+ cloud services for collaboration tasks alone, which can be used to help simplify employee tasks.
- A high ratio of companies using the cloud confirmed it has improved customer support and continuity due to its agility, flexibility and adaptability.
- improved security and easier compliance after migrating to the cloud.
The value of cloud computing is significant in that it empowers businesses to access software and storage on the internet as a service. This model helps save costs, and only pay for the services they acquire as opposed to having to outlay capital in the purchase of hardware and software.
Traditional infrastructure will most likely have additional costs for installation and maintenance, including upgrades and data security.
Importantly, especially for SME businesses, there is a choice service based on your specific needs e.g., memory space, storage, number of users etc.
When taking the step to migrate to cloud computing……… ensure you choose a good cloud provider, that is flexible, scalable, compliant, and cyber secure.
If you are considering migrating to cloud computing and require further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Kogo team, give us a call on 01342 333000 or contact us at [email protected]