More and more businesses across the North West of the UK are relying upon cloud computing services to replace infrastructure, boost employee productivity, and increase security.
With many firms being left behind by those that have already made the switch, time is of the essence to move your hardware and software into the cloud and reap the benefits of doing so. Thus, with that in mind, let’s walk you through what cloud computing services are and how they will benefit your entire organisation.
What are Cloud Computing Services?
The problem with “the cloud” is that its applications are so diverse that it’s tricky to define in the context of your business since your use of cloud services will depend heavily on your operational requirements.
However, in short, cloud computing is the delivery of traditional computing services (such as servers, data storage, networking, telephony, and software applications) over the internet (“the cloud”). In other words, everything you would typically need to access physically is available anywhere at any time on any internet-enabled device.
What Are the Benefits of Migrating Your Operations Over to the Cloud?
As we shall now explain, several advantages accompany moving your physical and virtual assets over to the cloud.
1. Increased Security and Reliability
Firstly, the cloud is very safe, secure and reliable, and you can always count on it to be there when you need it. Never again will your business have to deal with the stress of failing or faulty IT equipment storing vital information.
Cloud-based servers have several redundancies built-in, meaning if a data centre fails in one location, there are multiple backups with your information stored and ready to handle your requests. If you have concerns over data security, moving to the cloud is the way to go.
2. Real-Time Access to Data Anywhere, Any Time, On Any Device
Another significant advantage of cloud computing is that it allows your organisation to process, analyse and act upon data in real-time. Now, you don’t have to rely on waiting for information to be transferred over a slow network or through a slow and inefficient download system. The cloud allows you to store data and receive it instantly, regardless of where the server is.
This setup is advantageous if you have a distributed workforce working from home in various locations. For instance, once one employee uploads a document to a collaboration tool such as Microsoft Teams, it’s immediately available to the rest of the workforce who can add or amend the work in real-time while other users are inside the doc.
3. Cloud Computing Allows You to Reduce Your IT Spending
Without the need for on-site servers and other networking infrastructure, you can reduce IT support and maintenance costs while ensuring maximum security and integrity of your data by moving to the cloud.
You also only pay for what you need. There’s no need to pay for server space you don’t currently use. You can simply upgrade your IT requirements as and when you need them. By the same token, you can quickly scale up your requirements without the need for further costly installations if you are a growing organisation.
Choose Corp Networking to Handle Your Wirral Organisations’ Migration to the Cloud
Cloud computing has completely transformed the world of work. Firms no longer have to put up with antiquated IT infrastructure tied to a single, dedicated location.
Instead, they can access their data anywhere and from any device, at any time (in real-time). Consequently, it’s essential that you choose the right provider to deliver reliable, secure and cost-effective cloud services.
At Corp Networking, we have already helped dozens of companies in the North West to make the switch over to the cloud, gaining them a competitive advantage over competitors. With reduced on-site infrastructure, maintenance spending, and considerable increases in productivity and data security, there’s never been a better time to propel your company into the 21st Century.
We can even move legacy applications and systems over to cloud-based infrastructure to enhance efficiency and security.
So if you’re ready to harness the power of the cloud, speak to a member of our team today to discuss your organisation’s seamless switch over to the cloud.