Data and services become far more flexible when used with cloud computing. That yields powerful advantages – such as these excellent examples:
Cost savings: In many cases, the cost of buying hardware for storage, or single user licenses for software downloads, is significantly higher than getting the same features through cloud computing. Businesses have saved a lot of money by switching to virtual setups – although it isn’t always guaranteed.
Moving tasks offsite: A reliable cloud provider will take care of server maintenance and data management, which means local IT teams don’t have to worry about it (as much).
Speed: Cloud speeds depend a lot on internet connections and server uptime, but accessing cloud services is generally a lot easier for companies, especially if their local devices might struggle to run that software all on their own. This leads to more efficient work around the office or at home.
Security: For smaller companies in particularly, cloud computing allows them to use more secure services and storage than they would be able to manage on their own – as long as they pick a reliable provider that provides up-to-date patches. And even consumers can appreciate the security benefits of being able to back up data to the cloud whenever they want.
Scalability: It’s relatively simple to purchase more cloud capabilities as needed, or downside when necessary. This allows businesses to grow with their customer base or update their tech without investing money in all-new hardware and local systems. It also allows companies to offer services more easily to their customers, like Spotify, Carousell, Go-Jek and Grab.