Moving to the cloud, what’s in it for you?

Cloud computing adoption is rising every year, and it doesn’t take long to see why. Enterprises recognize the benefits and see the impact in their production, collaboration, security and revenue.

By using a cloud-based solution, an enterprise can prevent many problems that plague organizations that rely on on-premises infrastructure.

In this blog, we will highlight a few key benefits of working in the cloud.

Efficiency/cost reduction

If you compare initial costs with the benefits of getting out of this investment, the benefits will outweigh the costs. Moreover, the cloud-based software will also reduce the maintenance cost of the infrastructure as the cloud service provider will take this care.

Data security

Many businesses hesitate to go for cloud computing. The reason for that is that they see cyber data crimes as a significant security issue. But generally speaking, it is evident that cloud-based software improves data security.

Cloud service providers ensure data security by various means. Some of these follow IT security guidelines, using encryptions while transferring data, single sign-on, role-based access control, etc. Additionally, you can go the extra mile and take measures to secure data at your end.

Some measures:

  • Use additional data encryption methods while uploading data to the cloud system
  • Set role-based access control to ensure everyone has access to data according to their scope of work
  • Scheduled penetration testing (*)

(*) Simulated cyber-attack against your computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. In the context of web application security, penetration testing is commonly used to augment a web application firewall (WAF).

Scalability

Cloud-based applications can easily be scaled up and down. In other words, you can determine many things related to headcount, customers, services, or production, depending on your businesses. Scalability is the most important advantage for companies that are growing faster.

Mobility

Your business information is not stored on a single computer. It is in cloud spaces instead. So, you can access cloud data on mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Consequently, business files and other data can be easily shared and are more accessible.

Moving to the cloud will empower remotely working teams and employees who frequently need traveling. This increases efficiency, allows you to provide better customer service, and improves the employees’ work-life balance.

Automated software updates

In a public cloud environment, platform updates will be available immediately, ensuring you are always using the most recent version of the platform.

Quick deployment and flexibility

Cloud-based applications offer greater flexibility than local (on-premise) applications. If you need changes in IT infrastructure, then cloud services can quickly serve this demand.

Furthermore, the end-users don’t need software components installed on their machine. They would only require a browser, internet, and the correct user privileges to access the platform.

Conclusion

Considering the benefits below, make an evaluation of your needs and the goals of your organization.

  • Efficiency/cost reduction
  • Data security
  • Scalability
  • Mobility
  • Automated software updates
  • Quick deployment and flexibility

In case you need professional advice, contact us directly. We can help you find the best solution for your organization.

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