Take advantage of cloud computing

Why take my business to the cloud?

You’ve probably heard the expression “On cloud nine”, but what about “On cloud computing”. While it does not roll off the tongue quite as easily, cloud computing can most certainly take your company software to the next level and make you feel – on cloud nine

Joking aside, cloud computing is slowly becoming the norm these days with several household names using remote servers and networks to store and access data from wherever. In fact, if you use tablets, smartphones, Gmail or drop box alike, you’ll already be connected to the cloud.

So how does cloud computing give my business an advantage?

Cloud computing is the sharing of IT resources and services such as mobile apps, storage, data centres and servers are delivered to an organisation through the internet. Cloud services can be spread across multiple countries and time zones making it easier for global companies to communicate and work together efficiently. Sharing cloud services also eliminates the need to pay for hardware that slowly becomes outdated and needs replacing.

Furthermore, the increase in cloud computing will see your business have fewer human errors, lower labour costs, and greater productivity. In essence, local servers and personal devices are no longer needed as they are all shared on the cloud.

The cloud kings

Even the biggest business are utilising the cloud nowadays, with companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Apple all getting in quickly.

Amazon – The tech giants have got in and made the most of cloud computing with them charging anywhere from pennies to £3,200 per hour for the use of one of their supercomputers. Even NASA and the CIA use Amazon services

Netflix – This company use the cloud to manage scalability. Streaming massively popular shows and films during peak hours and dealing with the lower demand during the off-peak hours.

Instagram – The social media titan has grown exponentially in the last decade, initially launching on a single server, when this obviously couldn’t keep up it quickly made use of the cloud which handled the demand with ease.

Apple – one of the regulars when it comes to IT. Siri, the iPad and iPhone virtual assistant, sends users questions and comments to the cloud and takes its answer from there similarly.

Google – Another unsurprising entry. Its compute engine cloud caused a stir on release, and now the big data cloud app, Google BigQuery is one of the biggest third platform developers.

Don’t get stuck on the ground floor, get your feet in the cloud more!

While not many people nowadays can claim they aren’t using the cloud there are absolutely people who use large data centres still. Facebook still use them for example, but for how much longer?

Find out how your company can reap the rewards of cloud computing by getting in contact with us to discuss your hosting requirements.

If you want to learn more about how you can join the cloud race to keep on top of the competition then talk to us about how you can improve your software and call us on 01604 211370.