Head In The CLOUD?

Aug 20, 2019

Word on the street is that everyone is moving to the Cloud.
But why? And what exactly is the Cloud?

The Cloud is a global network of remote servers around the globe which are hooked together and meant to operate as a single ecosystem. These servers are designed to either store and manage data, run applications, or deliver content or a service such as streaming videos, web mail, office productivity software, or social media. Instead of accessing files and data from a local or personal computer, you are accessing them online from any Internet-capable device—the information will be available anywhere you go and anytime you need it.

Why are people moving to the Cloud?

Good For The Environment 

Many consumers want to do business with green companies. By moving to the cloud, you’ll be greener by saving energy (which saves on costs), and you’ll be taking advantage of the work that your cloud service provider has done to reduce its data centers’ carbon footprint. Research funded by Google and conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in conjunction with Northwestern University revealed that transitioning commonly used software applications to the cloud would cut energy use by 87%. The saved energy could be used to power Los Angeles for a year.

No Backup Plan Needed 

A technical disaster involving your hardware can lead to permanent loss of data if no backup storage plan is in place. Companies don’t require a backup plan when storing data on the cloud. Their data will always be available as long as they have access to the internet. According to the 2018 State of Cloud and Data Protection Report, companies are more likely to consider the cloud as a backup option than they did two years ago.

Data Security 

When you store data on the cloud, you don’t run the risk of a security breach at your premises, including the theft of laptops, computers, or thumb drives. If you have confidential data on the cloud and a threat arises, you can delete it remotely or move it to a different account. In the past couple years, businesses have experienced a 51% higher rate of security incidents in on-premises data centers than those in the cloud.

Performance and Productivity

Utilizing the cloud allows companies to get more done at a faster pace. A huge benefit is the ability to collaborate instantly on a global scale as well as the fact that there are fewer service interruptions with cloud computing, thus improving employee efficiency. The positive impact of cloud technology is almost instantaneous, 80% of companies report operation improvements within the first few months of adopting the tech.

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