Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, drawing on the service’s remote servers. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is baked into the service This level of agility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage over competitors.
Cloud computing cuts out the high cost of hardware. You simply pay as you go and enjoy a subscription-based model that’s kind to your cash flow. Add to that the ease of setup and management and suddenly your scary, IT project looks a lot friendlier.
Businesses of all sizes should be investing in robust disaster recovery, but for smaller businesses that lack the required cash and expertise, this is often more an ideal than the reality. Cloud computing is now helping more organisations buck that trend.
Cloud computing can allow a user to access applications and data from any computer at any time since they are stored on a remote server. It also reduces the need for companies to purchase top-of-the-line servers and hardware or hire people to run them since it is all maintained by a third party. Software licenses do not have to be purchased for every user as the cloud stores and runs the software remotely. Data can also be stored with cloud computing so companies do not have to house servers and databases themselves. By centralizing memory, bandwidth, storage & processing in an off-site environment for a fee, cloud computing can significantly reduce costs.