Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Cloud computing is essentially a form of computing that takes place over the internet, rather than through software installed onto a physical PC. The majority of computers in business environments at this point in time are run through a server to compensate for file sharing, whilst cloud computing is capable of doing this over the internet instead.
Most businesses are now aware of the advantages cloud computing has over the typical server setup. Here are a few significant benefits that cloud computing could bring to businesses in the future.
Once of the most efficient benefits of cloud computing is the fact that you don’t necessarily have to be within the business vicinity to share files. All it takes is access to the internet and suddenly employees can access files from their office and continue working effectively from home or another particular destination.
Working from home has become an increasingly popular choice for many in the online industries thanks to the flexibility now on offer from cloud computing.
Many businesses dread the point where servers begin to misbehave or crash unexpectedly. Work can quite easily get lost forever. Thankfully, cloud computing provides a safe and secure base for all the work you’ve done in the past.
If stored over the internet, all the work your business has gathered over the years cannot be affected by an onsite server or infrastructure failure. With such a large number of laptops going missing each year, it’s no surprise that people have used cloud storage to keep important files safe.
Using cloud computing is not only beneficial for your business, it also helps the environment. Any business that makes the most of cloud computing software will reduce their required server space and subsequently save plenty of energy. Onsite servers can significantly increase your carbon footprint compared to cloud computing.
It’s extremely easy for fellow employees to work together on a task if they make the most of cloud computing. The same file can be accessed simultaneously so that work gets done more effectively, whilst employees don’t all have to be in the same room to do this.
Cloud computing boosts the collaboration between workers and lets them get hold of critical information, updates and important files a whole lot faster.
About the Author
Ben Arnold is a freelance technology writer who has contributed this article on behalf of TMB, providing specialist IT support solutions for enterprise customers across the south east of the UK.