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Top 10 Cloud Computing Advantages for Businesses

Cloud Computing continues to grow as more and more businesses discover the opportunities the Cloud provides versus traditional in-house IT infrastructures. The basic cloud computing definition means all data and programs are stored and accessed on the Internet, as opposed to using a traditional hard drive that is only linked to one computer or whoever has access to that hard drive in the local area.

Web Cube provides a scalable Cloud and Enterprise Licensing system. This has made it possible for Web Cube to provide clients a chance to globalize their company, and connect Enterprise Resource Planning. By providing a scalable Cloud computing solution, Web Cube’s clients can expand their business based on consumer trends and demands. Additionally, using the Cloud provides convenience for businesses and uses their resources and time more effectively.

The following lists the top 10 advantages of cloud computing companies can receive by shifting their business processes to the Cloud rather than having a traditional IT infrastructure: 

1)  Scaling up and down: 

Cloud computing makes it much easier for businesses to expand, or scale down based on business demands and consumer behavior because of the Cloud’s large capacity and flexibility.

2)  Mobile and Collaborative: 

Applying Cloud Computing makes it possible for consumers to receive immediate information easily. Consumers now are more concerned with receiving real time information so they can be up to date with current news.

3)  Globalizing your Workforce: 

Because cloud computing applications are accessible as long as there is Internet connection it makes it much easier for employees to communicate globally, and work together on a single project simultaneously.

4)  Saving money on Capital Costs: 

The Cloud computing architecture holds all of the data and documents in one spot, so there are no extra costs a company would need to spend. As opposed to an IT infrastructure the company would need to invest money on hardware, software, and licensing fees.

5)  Accessibility at Anytime: 

Data is compiled and organized all on the Cloud with no extra software, and can be accessed at anytime on any device as long as there is an Internet connection. This makes it easy for someone to work on any projects at any time in any location, instead of being limited to one device and one central hard drive. 

6)  No More Complex Disaster Plan:

It is proven that Cloud Computing service providers are able to recover any of the business’ information and data much faster than companies without the Cloud. Companies without the cloud have to put a complex disaster recovery plan in place, which takes longer and is slower to retrieve lost data.

7)  Automatic Software Updates: 

Cloud Computing service providers perform any maintenance automatically such as security updates or program server updates on their own, so the company doesn’t have to spend extra money and resources.

8)  Work from Anywhere: 

Employees are able to work from any location on any device. This is convenient and increases collaboration between employees, because they can work on one project or document at once. The Cloud makes it possible to finish projects faster with better results, because of increased collaboration within the company’s workforce. 

9)  Improved Security: 

Stolen laptops, mobile devices, and tablets are no longer an issue regarding lost data with the Cloud. Without the Cloud, a stolen device holding company’s data is insecure, but with the Cloud all data and information is safe because it is accessed on the Internet instead of a hard drive.

10)  Reduced Carbon footprint: 

“Using the cloud results in at least 30% less energy consumption and carbon emissions than using on-site servers.” This is a huge step forward towards a more sustainable environmentally friendly infrastructure of storing and accessing business data. 

Overall Cloud computing offers instant accessibility from any device or location, reduced costs, and improved workflow efficiencies. Companies can use their time and resources more effectively, because the Cloud makes collaboration easy and increases workflow. Companies can also reduce costs, because Hardware, Software, and licensing fees can be very costly which is not necessary with the Cloud. Additionally, The Cloud service provider performs security updates automatically, so the company does not have to worry about insecure data. With all these advantages the Cloud can majorly improve business processes and enhance a company’s performance.