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4 Key Benefits Of Cloud Computing.

October 15, 2019 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

( Cloud computing, it’s a term you’ve probably come across quite a lot recently, but what is the cloud and why should you consider working from it? Let’s explore those questions a little further in the rest of this post. 

What is the cloud?

What is the cloud? Well, in essence, the cloud refers to internet-based computing meaning that whereas in the past people needed to download software to work from, now they can work directly on the internet. This comes with a whole host of benefits from added security to providing the ability to work from anywhere which is why so many businesses and technology companies are making the shift. 

What are the benefits of cloud computing?

There are so many benefits to cloud computing, which is why so many businesses trust Cloud Services with the running of their operations on a day to day basis. Here are just 5 of the key benefits associated with cloud computing: 

1. The cloud allows for collaboration
Because working on the cloud means working on the internet, the cloud allows for more than one person to work on the same document at once, which revolutionises collaborative working and ensures that everyone is always on the latest version of the document. The cloud also enables people from all over the world to collaborate on the same document, all they need is document access and the internet. 

2. The cloud is flexible
The cloud grows as you grow, meaning that it can expand to accommodate your need for extra storage, or can retract if you find that you’re no longer using what you used to. This makes the cloud great for small businesses who need to be able to grow rapidly and for larger organisations who wouldn’t be able to support their own storage needs. The cloud also takes some of the storage pressure off of devices such as laptops and gives you a place to store and share bulky files.

3. The cloud is secure
Previously, a lost laptop used to cause havoc in the workplace as all the documents and software on it would have been lost too. Now, with the cloud, your laptop is just the vessel on which you work and all the information it needs is stored in the cloud meaning you can pick up where you left off with any new device with internet connectivity. Additionally, all the documents you create on the cloud can have their own sharing settings, meaning you can lock them down to only those people you want to work on them.

4. The cloud is constantly updating
Before the cloud, any software that you downloaded and used on your computer would have needed to be updated manually to ensure that it was running the latest version. This is no longer necessary with the cloud because the cloud is managed by a third-party provider who manages updates for you without the need to lift a finger, ensuring that you always have access to the latest version of whatever it is you are using.

Staff Writer; Paul James

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