7 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Business

A cost-effective, flexible solution for small to midsize companies

In this video, I will discuss the 7 main benefits of cloud computing for business.

You probably use your personal mobile device to regularly back-up photos or save music to the cloud, so you can access those files from anywhere, anytime.  

But cloud is not just for personal use. Businesses can also reap the benefits of cloud computing and gain competitive advantage.

The 7 benefits of cloud computing for business include:

  1. No Hardware Investment – For most businesses, it is more cost-effective to use the cloud, since it eliminates the cost of purchasing multiple, redundant servers and software that you have to manage and maintain.
  2. Flexible Cost & Scalability – Typically cloud services for business cost a flat monthly fee, so you can easily budget. You can also adjust the level of IT services, so you only buy what you need, when you need it. Dialing up or reducing capacity is especially beneficial to businesses that are cyclical or seasonal, such as real estate agencies or ski resorts.
  3. System Uptime – If there is a system outage in the cloud, it likely doesn’t affect you because it is an extremely redundant environment, which ensures there is always adequate backup. You don’t have to worry about hardware failure, and internet or power outages in your office, because if those things were to happen, you can continue working from anywhere with internet access.
  4. Increased Efficiency & Productivity – The cloud is always up-to-date. It provides you with the latest technology, and automatic updates, which can help your employees be more productive and efficient.
  5. Improved Collaboration – Your employees can securely access your business applications and data from anywhere anytime, which can help increase efficiencies and productivity. The Cloud can also help facilitate collaboration among different business locations or team members on the go.
  6. Data Security – The cloud allows small to midsize businesses to have the same level of security that enterprise level businesses have.  
  7. Disaster Recovery – Whether you experience a natural disaster, power failure or other crisis, having your data stored in the cloud ensures it is backed up and protected in a secure and safe offsite location, so you can be up and running in no time.

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