For the past few years, technology and technologists started pushing for more and more cloud computing. It is no surprise big businesses adapted to it, and it was about time small businesses moved there too.
Cloud computing has the advantage of working in real-time with your teammates over the internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. With increasing responsibilities and efforts people turn to cloud computing methods to collaborate. This effectively brought down the cost of investing in a brick and mortar business with computers and software.
According to a news report, almost 90% of businesses in the UK have moved to cloud computing. Forbes had predicted by 2020 about 83% of the business would have moved to cloud-based software, and with the pandemic, it pushed it further.
Read on to know the benefits of cloud computing and how you can harness its power to run your small business.
What cloud computing is? It is a digital service that allows you to access programs and data from a remote server from anywhere over the internet.
Cloud computing is loosely used for a variety of services including but not limited to ‘Cloud Hosting’, ‘Cloud Storage’, ‘Cloud Services’, & ‘Software as A Service(SaaS)’.
- Cloud Computing offers a range of benefit like
- Extremely accessible data
- Maintain consistency among users
- Low cost and maintenance
- Data Backup and Update Support
- Reducing Carbon Footprint
With all the advantages there have to be some cons too. With the ever-changing technology, it is very important to ensure that your team is trained and become familiar with the software. Also effective troubleshooting during and after the adaptation of the system.
Another con of moving your data and system over the cloud is data breach. No business is safe from cyberattack and it remains one of the major concerns for business owners. To secure your data, partner up with a reputable cloud service provider and be keenly aware of their contingency plans in case of a data breach. Another thing all business could do is to maintain and take steps to secure your own data.