“The Cloud” refers to servers that are accessed over the Internet, and the software and databases that run on those servers. By using cloud computing for Utah businesses, companies don’t have to manage physical servers themselves or run software applications on their own machines.
If your business doesn’t currently use any cloud services, you may wonder why you should even care that this technology exists. There are several reasons to consider using at least some cloud applications: to improve your employees’ productivity, to address data security concerns, and more.
The Cloud’s Ubiquity in Business
When we talk about the cloud, we’re not naming a specific location or program. In fact, cloud servers are located in data centers all over the world and can be accessed from anywhere. There are myriad cloud-based services and applications to address your company’s tech needs.
Many businesses have already been using cloud services to organize and secure their data and allow their employees to work remotely. If you regularly work with other companies to provide a service or exchange data, you’ve surely seen how common cloud computing has become. In 2021, your business likely uses at least a hybrid model to access important cloud computing functions. Even still, your company may benefit from additional cloud services and products. Here are some of the benefits INTELITECHS’ cloud computing experts hear our clients mentioning time and again.
Cloud Computing Frees Up IT Resources
When you switch to cloud-based programs such as Office 365, they’ll perform regular automatic updates to ensure you have the newest, most secure version of the app. This frees up valuable IT time and resources, whether you’ve chosen an in-house or outsourced IT department in Utah. Manual updates are becoming a thing of the past, so IT experts have more time to focus on creating systems which increase your company’s efficiency and security.
Improved Security for Utah Businesses
Speaking of security, cloud computing may be able to help your company out in that department, too. Many business owners are initially hesitant about the security of their data when using the cloud. They wonder, if my company’s data is stored offsite, how can I be sure it’s protected?
In reality, the cloud is often a safer option than on-site data storage. The host’s full time job is ensuring their security is top-notch, which is more than can be said for most small businesses with several competing IT needs. After you also account for internal data theft – an unpleasant reality many of us would rather forget – you can be sure of increased security for most Utah businesses using cloud computing.
Switching to the Cloud Saves Money
Cloud-based services can help you save money on many fronts: server maintenance, software licensing and upgrade expenses, monthly electricity costs, and much more. By moving to the cloud, you don’t have to spend money to maintain hardware that often goes unused. Instead, subscribe to software and services for a low monthly fee and adjust your subscriptions as necessary. You can scale your cloud subscriptions up or down based on your business’s current needs, so you’ll spend less on unnecessary services and licenses while freeing up more room in your budget.
No matter the size or age of your company, we’re confident you’d benefit from cloud computing. INTELITECHS has helped many businesses transition to cloud servers and cloud-based programs such as Office 365. Give us a call at 801-917-5533 to learn how we can help save your company money and keep your data protected using the cloud.