By ‘us’, I mean our businesses. What is the first thing you look at when deploying a new technology into your business? Money. This can be in the form of cost-cuts, profits, or better image/performance leading to more money.
Business is about money and rightly so. The reason cloud computing is becoming popular with businesses is because it helps them cut down costs. Operational expenses are reduced significantly with cloud computing. You need to pay only for what you use. This keeps a tab on your expenses.
For businesses, time translates to money. As cloud computing becomes functional faster than other systems, businesses save time at the time of set-up. The cloud also ensures fast recoveries, making sure businesses don’t lose time unnecessarily.
Cloud computing is considered easy to install. In fact, the cost of setting up the system is not too much. You don’t need to get additional hardware or software for the installation. The implementation can be done remotely.
One of the most important features of cloud computing is that it has automation. You don’t need to set up a team to handle system updates and back-ups. Now, this also helps you release internal resources for other high-priority work.
The cloud allows businesses to go mobile. Your employees can access work-related information from anywhere.
If everything is so good with the cloud, why is the technology creating controversies? That’s because of the security concerns around the cloud. I think it is just a matter of time before the glitches will go and the cloud will offer us a smooth-sailing experience.