There are a lot of questions surrounding ‘the Cloud’ and what it can do for your business. By definition, the cloud is accessed via the Internet and is a way to store data in one central, secure location. If your organization is considering moving to the cloud, it’s important have a clear understanding of what the cloud is and how it can optimize operations.

Here is an overview of how the cloud can benefit your business:

  1. Cost savings – Think about all of the money that you’re spending now on servers, from maintenance costs to replacement and infrastructure costs. The cloud will allow you to dramatically reduce or eliminate these costs. Because the cloud typically offers a ‘pay as you go’ model, you only pay for what you need and your costs become much more predictable.
  1. Scalability – With the cloud, long gone are the days of having to worry about having enough computing power and capacity. The cloud evolves as your business evolves, helping to minimize the list list of speed bumps that your businesses faces through growth periods.
  1. Access – The cloud is accessed via the Internet and serves as one central location to store all of your files and more. Therefore, the cloud will allow your organization to maximize productivity if you have employees that work remotely.
  1. Security – The cloud can provide your business with the peace of mind that your data is protected in the event of hardware failure or file loss. You can think of the cloud as the ultimate backup system for your information as it has multiple backups and redundancies in its data center. When you’re using the cloud, you also benefit from having a team of professionals secure your data from the ever-changing threat environment that cyber criminals create.

When it comes to talking about the cloud, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. However, instead of focusing on SaaS, PaaS, and other technical jargon that gets tossed around, keep in mind the basic ways that the cloud will enhance the way that you store data.

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