How Cloud Computing is Beneficial for your Organization
Cloud computing is one of the most effective methods of using IT infrastructure to improve your organization’s productivity. With many businesses moving to a remote model of business functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the current cloud based infrastructure can continue to be used to enable employees to work from anywhere with a secure internet connection, massively increasing flexibility.
Cloud tools allow for a much more flexible environment, boosting overall productivity due to the fact that employees do not need to be in the office to access and collaborate on company documents. With many cloud providers now providing a wealth of tools for online collaboration, it is becoming easier than ever to work remotely. For example, cloud-based word platforms provide the tools for employees to work together on documents in real time, making edits, providing suggestions and holding meetings. This significantly reduces the need for communication on other platforms such as email, improving productivity as a whole.
Cloud services come with up-to-date security
Cloud providers employ the latest security measures to ensure that your sensitive information is always protected. This can provide you and your customers with the peace of mind that you are not left vulnerable to data breaches or data leaks.
Furthermore, secure cloud storage can also act as a backup solution for your company’s existing on-site solutions. By keeping backups in the cloud, you ensure that you are protected against IT disasters that may otherwise cause devastating impacts to your organization. For example, incidents such as in-office floods or power outages that can often lead to the corruption of local data.
Automation of simple tasks
Cloud tools can also improve productivity by providing the resources to automate repetitive or manual tasks that otherwise take up a large portion of your company time. Automation can assist with tasks such as sending emails on specific scheduled dates, backup processes, or lead generation efforts.
Employing automation in your organization can help with reducing the amount of manual work that is needed for repetitive tasks, freeing up yourself and your employees to tackle more important tasks.
Reduce hardware costs
Finally, one of the largest advantages of cloud computing is the reduction of IT hardware costs. Since storage and software is provided through offsite servers, this removes the need for investing in physical servers at your local office location. Furthermore, this allows for more flexible and more cost efficient business scaling. Instead of needing to invest in additional equipment which may not be fully utilized, you can instead purchase additional seats in your cloud solutions plan as you go.
GIGE Corporation can help your organization plan and execute its cloud migration. Call us at +1 888 366 4443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started today.