Is cloud good for your business?
Here at Cloud4Brisbane.com we believe that cloud can help any kind of business to achieve its true potential in scalability, security and profitability. Small and medium size businesses are struglling to find affordable cloud expertise today because of the high demand of cloud specialists from government and big enterprises. These big customers have driven cloud services fees so high that many SMBs do not afford to hire IT contractors for cloud related services and decide to continue with a manual process and/or outdated technology stack. We believe the cloud is only the beginning of a new technological revolution and every business should be able to afford integrating with the cloud or leveraging many of their processes to the automated cloud capabilities.
Few advantages of using the cloud
- Efficiency / cost reduction
By using cloud infrastructure, you don’t have to spend huge amounts of money on purchasing and maintaining equipment. This drastically reduces capex costs. You don’t have to invest in hardware and facilities. You do not even need large IT teams to handle your cloud data operations, as you can enjoy the expertise of your cloud provider’s staff. Cloud also reduces costs related to downtime. Since downtime is rare in cloud systems, this means you don’t have to spend time and money on fixing potential issues related to downtime
- Data security
One of the major concerns of every business, regardless of size and industry, is the security of its data. Cloud offers many advanced security features that guarantee that data is securely stored and handled.Cloud storage providers implement baseline protections for their platforms and the data they process, such authentication, access control, and encryption.
Cloud computing allows mobile access to data via smartphones and devices, which is a great way to ensure that no one is ever left out of the loop. Users can get access to their works on-the-go, 24/7, via any devices of their choice, in any corner of the world as long as you stay connected to the internet. All the upgrades and updates are done automatically by the service providers. This saves time and team effort in maintaining the systems, tremendously reducing the IT team.
- Automatic Software Updates
Cloud-based applications automatically refresh and update themselves, instead of forcing an IT department to perform a manual organisation wide update. This saves valuable IT staff time and money spent on outside IT consultation. PCWorld lists that 50% of cloud adopters cited requiring fewer internal IT resources as a cloud benefit.
About the Author
Florin Adochiei is a highly experienced and skilled Certified Cloud Architect and Director at Cloud4Brisbane. His knowledge is based on 18+ years of IT industry experience having created many stable and well performing systems both for small, medium and multi-national companies in the EU and Australia.
Cloud4Brisbane is Multi-cloud Solutions & Services in Redlands (provided by Libra Consulting Pty Ltd, ABN: 40 633 144 108) – a local company registered in Ormiston 4160.
We’re helping businesses to take advantage of the cloud and to incrementally transition their infrastructure and/or applications into the cloud. We’ve completed multiple migrations & deployments into AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Azure. Our Blog describes what cloud can do for your business. A founding principle of cloud services is that you should only ever pay for what you use. We make sure this principle always applies to your business scenario.