There are some technologies that make a big impact, and over time they open up even more possibilities – and cloud computing is one of them. Cloud computing has revolutionized how people manage their business, from a freelancer to a giant corporation. But there are still some people that are resisting moving into use cloud tech. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the benefits (and there are a few).
Depending on what color you are using, you will have access to services that are beyond just storing your own files. You can have entier businesses all saving and sharing documents on a cloud – which is an idea when members of the team are remote. Your documents will be secure as long as you are all taking steps like two-factor authentication. Not only that, but you can have automatic backups running – so you are always covered.
There are a few ways that you can choose to add cloud technology into your life, and a few of them will need some training. The great thing is you can access all of these online too. For example, AWS training will be invaluable when you are ready to make changes to your business.
There are some tasks that are boring and repetitive, and finances can be one of them. Cloud computing is making it quicker and more efficient to get your finances in shape. What does that mean? Rather than using time and money to share, save, edit, return, etc. different files – it’s instant. And if you are interested in your bottom line, and you probably are, then cloud tech will save you time, and time is money.
As mentioned above, the cloud gives people the opportunity to work remotely. So if the perfect person for the job is based in a different country – it just doesn’t matter. Sure, you’ll need communication like Slack and some video calls too. But for the most part, your team can be working in a coffee house, on a train, in bed and it’s all fine. Because the access to the work is 24/7 – the updates are instant too.
One of the biggest advantages of using cloud technology is that it is scalable. So as your business and business needs grow, the ability of your cloud grows too. The operational benefits of the cloud are that it will help you reduce time-to-market, and improve on the effectiveness and efficiency at any scale.
Cloud computing will continue to grow and move forward, and while it does that, all sizes of businesses can move forward with it. It gives certain agility that might not otherwise be achievable, and of course, if you are in the startup phase, then that agile methodology is propelled with cloud tech.
“If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.” ~ Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Salesforce.