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The cloud might seem like a nebulous term: and for those of you who are literally minded, it is. But it’s also one of the most, if not the most, important thing to have happened to businesses this decade. As a digital nomad, I could not live without the cloud. I have access to everything from everywhere, and often it’s cheaper than buying external hard drives and taking those with me all the time. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from moving your business + life to the cloud.
Having your own equipment is costly, and can land you in a heap of trouble when it comes to maintenance. But the cloud isn’t like that. Renting space in the cloud is also much cheaper than providing it at your own facility. Cloud providers make use of economies of scale and their expert know-how to bring costs down. Hardware is often up-to-date, and users get a generous amount of space.
As sites like www.domaonline.com make clear, capturing all your data is important. Without the cloud, this is difficult. Working remotely becomes super easy when all of a sudden all your work is ‘in the cloud’. And the truth? The more you store, the easier it gets.
Estimates suggest that businesses are at a greater risk of a security breach than ever before. Criminals know the value of company data. And so they’re doing all that they can to access these data themselves. Losing data, or having data stolen and deleted is a critical issue for many major businesses.
The cloud helps to maintain the integrity of data through a couple of methods. The first is that it can be used to disable lost or stolen devices. This is great if an employee loses their phone or laptop on the train, for instance. The second is that all content can be protected according to security clearance. According to cloudwards.net, only certain people can be allocated access to certain data, making it more secure.
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