Technology is always transforming the way people do business. Now with the continuing growth of cloud computing, this statement can never be truer. So much tech is being introduced these days that it is almost impossible to keep up with them all, let alone understand what they do! In the interest of keeping cloud computing as one of the more important and useful things out there for B2B companies, let’s take a look at some of its benefits.
Simple And Easy Data Backup
All your data is now safely and securely stored on the cloud. How is this useful, you might ask? Well for starters, if you end up losing or damaging your computer, you don’t have to worry about having to restore all those files from your hard drive. Simply log in to your account from another source and you can access your data with no hassle.
No Need For Extra Hardware
Constantly storing your data onto your personal computer can take up a lot of storage space, which ends up costing you more money because you have to invest in larger hard drives and more up-to-date hardware. On the cloud, all you need is a decent connection to the Internet. Having your data stored on the cloud also means more space free so that your PC can run more smoothly.
Easier Accessibility For Collaboration
On the cloud, anyone you give account access to can be a part of whatever you’re working on and it can become much easier to schedule meetings, plan projects, and assign tasks. You don’t have to be limited to one computer anymore and have to rely on tons of emails and phone calls.
On-premise downloads can be extremely expensive and eventual maintenance or updating can end up costing even more. On top of that, so many downloadable systems have tons of extra features that you probably don’t need, which accounts for its already high price. Pricing for cloud-based services can be either metered or based on usage. Either way, you pay for what you use and not much more, which saves you money.
Fewer Maintenance Issues
Installed software can conflict with other software or newer versions of the same software. Think of when WordPress releases a new version of their software. It takes time to work out the kinks with other programs. This is time you don’t have when running a business. Cloud software features fewer problems because you are always updated to the latest version automatically and most providers boast enormously high uptimes, even when one of their servers might be down.
These are just some of the reasons why cloud computing is fantastic. What is your favorite cloud-based software and how well does it help you run your business?