Benefits of Cloud Computing

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cloud computingIn the past, almost every company had a form of data storage and management, where a software was downloaded on a specific server, or computer, and data had to come from that specific server, or computer. Over the past decade, however, cloud computing has become the go-to for many companies, large and small. Cloud computing is very similar to the old method, however, instead of being downloaded on specific devices, it is all stored through the internet. This has increased value at companies, by making them more flexible and efficient, while lessening the environmental impact that data centers had in the past. Cloud computing has surpassed the old methods of storage and have become the perfect IT solution for any business. Let’s dive deeper into the benefits that cloud computing provides:


Cloud Computing is very flexible in that it has very few operational problems and defects. This can dramatically increase the value and efficiency of your business because less time is spent trying to fix things. It also has the availability of always being on, which is crucial. You have the ability to access the applications anywhere, at almost any time. While most applications need internet in order to access them, some have been developed that need no internet and allow offline access. This is a massive gamechanger when it comes to data storage methods. Lastly, unlike many other methods, data can be easily recovered by putting into place backup and recovery solutions, which, once again, saves time and lets a company steer clear of large-scale investments.


Efficiency is a key factor when researching what the best route is for data storage and management. While cloud computing is very flexible to circumstantial situations, it is also the most efficient and simple way to organize and store your data. The efficiency of your company, as a whole, increases almost instantaneously, because, as was mentioned earlier, with less operational issues and more efficient projects, employees have more time on their hands to devote to alternative projects. This delivers faster results, reduces time to market and improves the product development and customer service aspects of any business model. This can also contribute to improved collaboration, because using the cloud allows groups of people to share information then and there, or through shared storage.


The value of a company is also an attribute that is increased when utilizing cloud computing. It reduces IT costs, while keeping the capabilities at the same level. Lastly, and a high priority, is that the initial investment is significantly lower. It can cost millions of dollars for a big company to build a data center, even before they get a return, so this can help a company to get ahead of the game, which is important in the economic climate. Along with this, cloud computing decreases a company’s environmental impact, because they can reduce the size of data centers and potentially get rid of them altogether.

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