We love The Cloud. You probably would expect this from a cloud solutions provider – but why exactly do we think it’s so great? Here are just some of the things we love about the cloud and ways it can help take your business to the next level.
1. Work from any location, anytime
As long as you have an internet connection, you can access all the resources that are available to you in the office on the go, in any part of the world, on any device and at any time of the day. This lends itself to increased productivity, allowing remote access from home, abroad or on the commute to and from work. It also enables employees to be more flexible with their work practices and could contribute to an improved work/life balance in today’s busy world.
In the past, it would have been necessary to send files as an email attachment which presented obstacles such as formatting problems, delays in distribution or receipt, and servers not able to accommodate the sharing of larger files. With cloud computing, these issues have been addressed.
Groups of colleagues, wherever they are located in the world, can collaborate and share/edit files with updates appearing in real-time and accessible by everyone. With documents being held in a central, cloud-accessible location, there is no need to keep track of the latest version of a document or send updated versions to colleagues. Ease of access facilitates higher levels of participation in projects and real-time messaging features allow convenient and quick team communication which enhances the speed of project delivery. Microsoft Teams stream-lines collaboration and teamwork by integrating chats, documents, meetings and shared files seamlessly into a single user interface.
3. Disaster protection
Storing your data in the cloud means that if something does go awry, your data is backed up and protected from loss in a safe and secure location. The cloud is always accessible, so you don’t have to worry if you forget to bring work home with you from the office, or if a sudden problem crops up outside of work. Security need not be a concern either – in the case of lost or stolen hardware, sensitive data can be wiped remotely to prevent it falling into the wrong hands.
4. Lower maintenance
Servers are off-site and thus maintenance, updates and upgrades to the latest technology are carried out automatically by service providers, meaning remote workers are always up to date. It also saves your time, effort and resources maintaining systems and significantly reduces workload for you, allowing you to focus on other priorities.
With cloud computing, there are no large upfront costs and you only pay for what you use. In addition to not having to pay expensive dedicated on-premises server costs, if you need to scale up to meet the demands of your business, you don’t need to add extra server space with costly hardware installation and maintenance as you do with traditional IT infrastructure. This means you can adapt to changes without interruption to business flow and increases in your remote workforce can be accommodated quickly and easily.
Hopefully if you didn’t already, you can now see clearly why the cloud is such an advantageous technology for businesses of all sorts. At Nuvem Logic, we love helping businesses migrate their infrastructure to the (or optimise their existing) cloud for all of the above reasons. If you’d like to have a no-obligation talk with us about how we can help you, don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop an email.