In simple terms, cloud computing is computing based on the Internet. In the past, people would run applications and programs from software downloaded onto their physical computer or server in the building. However, cloud computing allows people to access these applications and programs through the Internet instead.
For example, when you update your Facebook status, you are cloud computing. Or when you’re checking your bank balance from your phone, you’re using the cloud!
Infact the chances are, as a business, you are relying on cloud computing far more often than you realise. In 2015, it was estimated that 90% of UK businesses would be using at least one cloud service.
That’s why it’s important you understand it to make the most of the benefits cloud computing brings to your workload and employees.
Cloud-based services are the ideal solution for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. Thankfully, if your bandwidth needs increasing, it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity by drawing on the cloud’s remote servers. You are also able to scale down your capacity should your business not need the bandwidth you’re currently working with. This flexibility gives cloud computing an advantage over traditional methods.
As a business, we would recommend investing in some robust disaster recovery in the event your computers are hacked. For a smaller business, this could be an expensive investment and expertise are often needed. However, cloud computing is helping more and more small businesses prevent their files being lost, at a fraction of the price.
Work From Anywhere
As long as you have an internet connection, you can work with cloud computing. Even the biggest cloud services offer mobile apps, meaning you aren’t restricted by time or location! This means your business can offer more flexible working perks to your employees, allowing them to work from home should they need to.
Ghost IT Services Essex provides effective and reliable business IT support all over Essex. Offering a variety of services such as cloud backup services, support services and business continuity for your company.