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The benefits of using cloud services

It is no secret that you are going to want the very best for your business. Whether that is the best in security, the best in performance or perhaps the best in technology to help you with running your business.

One big move that we have seen of late is the switch to the Cloud. The idea of the Cloud is that you can save and work remotely, online, in a virtual storage facility, rather than having real-time servers and storage methods.

Thinking about making the switch to the Cloud way of working? If you are then are some of the key benefits that you can expect to gain.

It is cheaper

When you have an on-site server and data centre, you are going to find that it is a huge expense for your business. Not only do you need to purchase the right equipment but you also need to have on-site staff that can make sure that it is managed right. Cloud computing negates the need to have this physical approach, it is all remote. Therefore, you don’t have to buy equipment and you don’t have to worry about having someone on hand to fix things when they go wrong.

It is flexible

A huge benefit of the Cloud to business is that it is mobile and flexible. It can be accessed from any location, not just your office space and means that your staff can always gain access to what they need whenever they are. This is incredibly helpful to those businesses who have staff that work from site locations as well as those that work from home.

It can be scaled

When you have an unexpected growth within your business, it can be hard to keep on top of this. This is particularly true if you need to think about buying servers, data storage and the associated licenses that go with these things. In fact, not only can this be expensive (spending money that you might not have even seen come in yet) but it can also be years before these resources are actually useable for your business. Compared to this, Cloud computing is incredibly easy to scale up. You can get additional resources when you need them and the process is simple and quick.

Everything is safe

One huge worry for many businesses is that their all important data is not as safe as you need it to be. Not only does this apply to customers data, but also the information that you hold as a business that is important for it to run (accounts, customer databases, policies etc). When you have Cloud computing, everything that you need to store for your business is going to be safe. Not only safe from hackers and security breaches, but also safe from being lost or deleted when you didn’t mean to.

These are just some of the benefits to Cloud computing and some of the reasons why you as a business should consider this approach. So, what are you waiting for? Try out Cloud computing for yourself and see if it can transform your business for the better.

IP Four Digital is an IT support & cyber security organisation based in Burnley, Lancashire. For help, advice or to talk to us about our services then contact us here.