Since the turn of the century ‘Cloud Computing’ has evolved and is still evolving. Gone are the days where you are tied to one location and office space with one room to get your computer driven tasks complete. More businesses are turning to the cloud to give them the freedom to work remotely (Covid-19 pandemic has push us to this model), and it gives them the flexibility to grow. How does this evolution bereft you as a SMB, and how can you effectively use it to grow your business, and how can you implement cloud computing for your company?
What is cloud computing?
At a very basic level, “cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services — from applications to storage and processing power — typically over the internet and on a pay-as-you-go basis.” (1)
These services range from but are not limited to:
• Software-as-a-Service (SaaS – Microsoft 365)
• Data Storage (OneDrive, iCloud, Dropbox)
• Data Backup (Soteria)
• Cloud Server Hosting
Why should your company want to migrate to the cloud, what are the benefits?
1. The cost of infrastructure is drastically reduced. You no longer need massive server rooms to house your hardware, this drops costs on building rentals and space need to run a business.
2. Setup can be actioned within minutes rather than days.
3. There is a great deal of flexibility that will allow you to grow and move as needed.
4. Job automation will speed up productivity and free up space for your employees to focus on what matters.
5. Your teams collaboration will improve.
6. You are helping drop your companies CO2 emissions by becoming paperless
7. When things go wrong on the ground your data is secure in the cloud and can be restored in a matter of minutes, depending on the amount of data stored.
8. Improved data protection.
Surely the cost is to great?
Cloud computing is a cost effective pay as you use option for SMB’s.
From R99 per month per user you can have access to all you need to move your company to the cloud.
CMS IT has helped a number of SMB’s setup their businesses in the cloud, so that they can take advantage of it’s power and infrastructure.
There is no limit to what can be done as cloud computing continues to evolve. There is no time like the present to investigate how cloud computing can benefit your company and give your business the boost it needs.
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