INFOGRAPHIC: The business case for cloud computing

So, there’s the infographic: be sure to click on it and download the entire graphic (it’s a PDF, just so you know). But we go the extra mile for you, too: we’ll give it all to you in words below.

Cloud computing allows you to store, manage, process and access data, applications and services online. Your IT services are simply delivered to you over the internet, relieving you of complex software and hardware management responsibilities.

Agility

Cloud-based services can instantly meet the demand of your business. It is perfect for growing or changing IT requirements.

Automatic Software Updates

It frees up time and resources for other tasks because the cloud computing suppliers who offer them cloud computing services do their own server maintenance and security updates.

Cloud Disaster Recovery

When companies start relying on cloud-based services, it dramatically improves their disaster recovery plans. It can replicate both your physical and virtual servers in a secure cloud environment.

Increased Collaboration

Cloud computing allows all employees to sync up and work on documents and shared apps simultaneously, as well as follow colleagues and records to receive updates in real time.

Security

An astonishing 800,000 laptops are lost in airports each year. When everything is stored in the cloud, data can be accessed no matter what happens to a machine. As well as all your data backed up across multiple military secure data centres.

Cost & Efficiency

Cloud computing services are typically pay as you go, so there’s no need for capital expenditure at all. You only pay for what you need.

Work from anywhere

As long as employees have internet access, they can work from anywhere, which will increase their work-life balance and productivity.

Document Control

Cloud computing keeps all the files in one central location, so everyone can collaborate and work off of the same document.

Hosted Virtual Desktop

By replacing your traditional internal server setup to a virtual environment improves reliability, reduces licencing costs and improves security.

Online Data Backup

No more ongoing investment in hardware and replacement media with all your data backed-up online. Data is encrypted in military-secure data centres.

Cloud Contact Centre

Reduce costs and replace your physical telephone switching system with a fully scalable VOIP business telephone and communication system in the cloud.

Data and Email Archiving

By archiving data in a cloud-based self-storage solution improves operations, reduces data loss and fulfils regulatory compliance.

We hope that this information has given you more than information on how cloud computing increases your business’ efficiency. If you require any more information on our cloud services, please get in touch.

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