Cloud computing has a number of advantages. The more basic and compelling reasons include the following:
Cloud computing reduces a number of costs. A few of the more obvious ones include:
- the cost of maintaining a network
- the cost of adding higher powered computers and servers
- the cost of software
- the cost of hiring high level IT personnel, etc.
Reduced Training Needed
It also reduces training needed for your staff because so many network tasks and other computer maintenance tasks can be automated. Network maintenance costs are included in the cloud computing fee. You don’t need to employ IT experts.
Users can connect from the field with cloud computing. This can make field staff more efficient in their use of time. It also makes customer service more effective.
Increased Software Friendliness and Reduced Costs
Software is provided by the provider of the cloud computing service. There is no cost to install it and a new license on each computer in your company. Alternatively, there is no need for a site license for the software. Time to install upgrades, do software maintenance and related tasks is eliminated.
With the software and data hosted by the cloud computing provider, your staff can work on the same documents. You do not have multiple copies of the same documents on various computers in your office. Everybody is looking at the same up-to-date documents.
Lower Computer Hardware and Maintenance Costs
Cloud computing providers have many client companies. That makes the use of their computers more efficient. There is not as much idle computer time.
Cloud computing providers regularly upgrade their equipment keeping their systems running at maximum speed and reliability.
More Data Protection
Cloud computing companies have redundancy. They have multiple backups so you are never without your data. Any hardware or software problems are invisible to your company. There is no down-time. There is no scramble to fix the problem. The cloud provider takes care of it.
Security is at a maximum. With the centralized computing model in the cloud, their staff and their systems are protected with the best software and hardware security in the world. They have the resources for the best IT personnel in security and other IT fields.
Adjustable Service Levels
Your company can adjust services and access as needed, keeping costs down.
Contact us at Myers Network Solutions to examine how Cloud Computing can make your business life easier, less expensive, and more efficient.