Cloud technology is changing the way organizations of any size are doing business. The cloud refers to a centralized location on the Internet that stores your files and data so that they are accessible anytime, anywhere and from any connected device.
Lets look at some of the key ways that implementing cloud technology into your organization will save you money:
Consolidation of Applications:
Having a separate application for all your business needs is not a good use of money or resources. Big companies like Microsoft and Google are now coming out with cloud-based version of their traditional office suites. For example, Microsoft now sells Office 365 which includes video conferencing, Skype, instant message connectivity as well as many other features. Likewise, Google Apps for Business is a cloud based solution that has things like email, a calendar scheduling application and Google Docs.
Now many cloud based solutions have automatic backups happening multiple times throughout the day. This means that your files are consistently being saved throughout the work day and you don’t have the rely on your employees remembering to press the save button. Imagine having to get every employee to save their work every 15 minutes, thats interrupting them roughly 32 times a day. The automation process allows them to stay productive and focused on their work.
Reduced Hardware Costs:
Normally, your file storage, data backup and software programs all take up space on your server and computers. You can cut back on system hardware costs because by using cloud technology your data is stored on someone else’s server, freeing up your in-house computers.
Using cloud technology increases flexibility for your organization in a variety of ways. Firstly, in terms of storage. You can increase your cloud storage space as you grow and need it. Next, the transition is relatively simple for employees with minimal training as they are user-friendly for people of all technological background levels. Lastly, they allow for employees to access their files from different locations. With more employees travelling for work or working remotely, the cloud gives them the flexibility to look at and work on files while out of the office.
Lower Usage of Power and Space:
The cloud makes it easier to consolidate servers and make better use of your hardware which saves space and cuts power costs for everyone. Organizations that have idle tech equipment are wasting both money and energy. The decrease in space and power saves money on office space, equipment and electricity. Your organization is not only saving money but you’re helping the environment as well.
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