Cloud services are nothing new, but still many businesses have not yet taken advantage of the many benefits offered by them. It’s possible that the fear of not being able to manage the service gets in the way (that’s what cloud IT services are for!), or it could just be that businesses are comfortable with the status quo. Whatever the reason is though, businesses that don’t use a cloud service for their data needs are really doing themselves a disservice. How? Read on for a few benefits of utilizing a cloud service for your business.
Convenience of Information Availability
One of the greatest benefits associated with the use of a cloud service is the ability to grab information from anywhere you are without having to lug around your laptop or tablet. As long as there is an internet-connected computer where you are located, you will be able to access all of your important business records. That means, no more worrying about data getting lost or stolen because, instead of the information being loaded directly to your computer device, it is stored in your cloud.
However, even if you do choose to have the information available on your desktop, laptop or tablet, the data won’t be lost even if the device does get stolen. In other words, your data will always be safe, and it will be available wherever you go.
Ease of Data Accessibility
Gone are the days of having to email or transfer records, transcripts, and other key company data between employees. When you sign up for a cloud service, your employees will be able to access the information with ease, without having to wait for others to make it available. You will also have control over who has access to which information. If an employee needs access to a restricted file, you simply log in using your password and drop the file into the employee’s cloud profile. It’s that easy.
There are even cloud IT services that specialize in assisting businesses in cloud account set up and ongoing maintenance, just as with standard business IT services. So, it’s not as if you will be left to your own devices!
There are many other benefits for your business including reduced recurring capital costs, increased tax benefits, and reduced energy costs.