With all of the rapidly changing technologies in telecommunications, a large number of employees can and do work from just about anywhere. In order to stay competitive, businesses are providing this mobile workforce with consistent access to corporate resources and data no matter where they may be and regardless of their communications device. Whether your employees are in your offices at a designated workstation, or on a mobile device in another part of the world, cloud services allow them to collaborate effectively with other employees and outside customers throughout your company.
In addition, Cloud Computing allows your organization to take control and manage secure data and other corporate assets without compromising security. It’s imperative to your company’s success in working with a vendor who can provide a flexible and affordable cloud services solution specifically tailored to the needs of your business. With cloud services, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Your cloud services solution should be enterprise-quality but also flexible and priced effectively, in order to meet your company’s financial budget.
Cloud Services Solution Are Scalable
One of the many benefits of cloud computing is that it lets one server run multiple applications, which uses less computing power and creates system redundancy, without the need for additional hardware. Even the most complex business processes can be rapidly deployed to new servers maximizing uptime and performance. In addition, computing resources can be reallocated as your business needs change, making cloud services one of the most flexible and reliable solutions your business can adopt.
Cloud Services Solutions Are Incredibly Efficient
One of the many benefits of utilizing cloud services is that it requires fewer people in your organization to support your company’s infrastructure. With cloud services, your entire network can be managed and viewed through a secure online portal. Do you require an additional server to meet your company’s growing computing needs? You no longer have to purchase a server and support it on-premise. With cloud services, you can use a secure, online portal to instantaneously deploy a new virtual server. Cloud services allow you to select the operating system, as well as the software you need, in a matter of minutes. Managing your network has never been so easy, flexible or secure.
Cloud Services Provide Unparalleled Redundancy
One of the most compelling features of cloud services is its unparalleled reliability compared to other solutions. Large, reputable cloud services providers operate networks that are fully redundant and secure. Supported by highly trained engineers to monitor each point of potential failure within the network, cloud services provide one of the most reliable solutions available.
There are many compelling reasons to utilize cloud services, in your business, including:
- Disaster Recovery
One of the most important reasons to utilize cloud services is its unparalleled ability to provide effective disaster recovery. By backing up your critical data in the cloud, you can rest assured that your business will never suffer a catastrophic failure due to data loss. If a disaster strikes, your software, data and business processes can be easily restored from your cloud backup. Disasters can happen at any time but with cloud services, you can minimize disruption and downtime for your business and your customers.
- Increased Storage Space
Many businesses today store important files on local servers which often takes up valuable storage space and can be costly to maintain. With cloud services, your data can be stored on a virtual server in the cloud providing unparalleled reliability and affordability. In addition, cloud services are scalable so you don’t have to pay for expensive hardware that you may not need. With cloud services, you pay only for the services that your business utilizes.
- Decreased Software Costs
One of the most popular cloud services is known as SaaS (Software as a Service). One of the many benefits of SaaS is that it provides businesses with access to software at a fraction of the cost they’ve paid in the past for licensing. Because the software is stored in the cloud, employees are more productive than ever. Regardless of their physical location, if they have access to the Internet, they have access to their company’s cloud services. Software as a Service typically saves a company money while providing them with a more effective way of managing their software licensing across the enterprise.
- Increased Security
Some business owners are concerned about security as it pertains to cloud services. Although the cloud is not 100% secure, it offers businesses one of the most secure and reliable options for their software and data needs. As with on-premise computing, one of the most effective ways to avoid a data breach is to ensure that passwords are difficult to guess and that workstations are not left unattended, possibly allowing unfettered access to your data by unauthorized personnel.
In the not-too-distant past, employees had to be in your company’s offices to access secure company data. With cloud services, this is no longer necessary. Because software, data, and services are stored remotely in the cloud, employees can access business resources from anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection. This is especially helpful for businesses who have employees who work remotely or travel often. In this way, cloud services lead to higher levels of productivity and efficiency throughout your organization.
Since 2001, Clarus Communications has been providing cutting-edge communications tools, in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, and nationwide. Our consultants would be delighted to work with your business, to determine if cloud services could benefit your company and your employees. We invite you to contact us today at 314-801-6700, to speak with one of our trained consultants.