Business trends favoring the move towards Cloud
Cloud computing implies big changes in business.
A thriving business of any size continues to grow. As business grows, the number of employees grows, revenue grows and eventually, data grows. Threat to data is also increasing by way of accidents or damaged devices. Vast amount of data have accumulated in the last 2 decades or so and managing data is one of the major current challenges to business houses. This data is valuable and has to be stored, backed up, secured, protected and retrieved whenever needed. This is growth of workload for the IT staff and expanding budgets for companies. Storing and saving data implies purchasing more storage devices and managing and monitoring the inflow and outflow of data. Business units have found a convenient solution in cloud technology. Initially it was a hard concept to swallow but gradually, people have begun to rely on it, and are convinced about the security and accessibility of data through cloud computing.
Storing data on cloud has several advantages:
- It saves energy.
- It marks decrease in rack space.
- Cloud technology helps to save significantly on costs because it makes optimal use of hardware and increases the value of server hardware.
- Use of cloud saves time. Documents and files can be quickly located and stored back within an integrated system instantly, so that they can be quickly located any number of times.
- If offers a great deal of flexibility across devices. Files can be accessed from any location from any devices.
- It enhances security
- It prevents reduplication—sometimes, employees think on the safer side and save files/documents/images/presentations. When the same data is saved by numerous people, it is waste of time and space.
- Automatic back-up – When data is changed, modified or new data is added, it gets immediate and automatic cloud-backup.
- Security – Files that have been corrupted or destroyed by natural disasters can be retrieved with bare metal back-up.
- Quick access – The data can be acquired quickly compared to other offline data.
Outsourcing cloud services
There are companies that specialize in cloud technology and provide services at competitive rates. The best option for small and medium enterprises or expanding units is to trust a service provider share the cloud data back-up. The service provider offers services like security, disaster recovery, de-duplication and real time transaction of data continuously. The company maintains the data, manages it, keeps the updates, provides access to authorized personnel and keeps track of transition from one location to another. The business executives still retain control over the data without having to go into complicated processes and unnecessary expenses.
Small businesses can approach various cloud service providers for different services, taking advantage of their specializations and expertise.
Zerone HiTech is a reliable cloud Accelerate partner designed to provide hosted email, social networking and collaboration and cloud storage to businesses. It included hosted versions of Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, web apps and Microsoft Office 2013. Zerone has sound technical expertise to resolve issues like data migration from existing service providers, or develop DMS online, archive existing data on cloud etc.