Your Business in the Cloud

While only a few years ago business owners were wary of the cloud, it is now accepted as a secure and reliable business strategy. 

You’re probably using cloud computing right now and maybe don’t realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games or store pictures and files, it’s likely that cloud computing is making it all possible behind the scenes.

If you are not already experiencing the benefits of your business working in the cloud, here are some of the highlights.

Business in the Cloud

Benefits of Cloud Computing for your Business

Cost Cost

Once you are in the cloud, easy access to your company’s data will save time and money. Remote workers will have easy access to company information without third party tools to access your onsite server. This will save time and ensure workers are accessing current and accurate information.

Cloud computing eliminates the capital expense of buying hardware and system software, as well as setting up and running on-site servers. By removing your need to supply the servers and onsite infrastructure, you save those costs. 

Security Security

Is your data in the cloud secure – YES. Cloud providers provide high levels of security to keep your data safe. Not only are the facilities very secure, so are the ways to access your corporate data.

In fact, cloud services are more secure than onsite in some cases, as most security breaches come from errors of judgement within your workforce, or employee theft.

Capacity Capacity

A cloud services give you the ability to increase storage capacity within a short period of time. You don’t need to buy more hardware and software, or take the time to set these additional resources up.

The other benefit is, you only pay for what you need, instead of buying servers to meet future capacity needs which may be under utilized.

Performance Performance

Cloud Providers ensure their systems are upgraded to latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware. They can provide a greater scale of efficiency and reduced network latency.

Most organizations could not keep up with this level of innovation.

Reliability Reliability

Cloud Services will provide a guaranteed up-time of 99.9% or greater.This is stated in the End User License Agreement, and providers take these guarantees seriously.

Very few private networks can make such a guarantee.

Collaboration Collaboration

If your business has two or more employees, then collaboration should be a top priority.

Cloud computing makes collaboration a simple process, sharing information and files easily and securely. Collaboration tools and social spaces can be used to connect employees through the cloud.

Loss Prevention Loss Prevention

Is all of your data inseparably tied to the office computer it resides in? If your local hardware fails, where is your data? What about laptops (lost stolen or broken) and files used by remote workers?

A cloud solution ensures that the data is secure and not stored on devices which can fail, be stolen or destroyed through natural or vindictive means.

Software Updates Software Updates

Automatic updates provided by cloud solutions ensures your business is utilizing the most current software. This improves efficiency with reduced time for a resource to install updates.

Why does the latest software matter? Cloud solutions are constantly researching and developing ways to make the working environment more efficient and faster. When you fall behind on the updates, you lose the opportunities to use new tools to make your business work better.

Types of Cloud Computing

Public Cloud

Public clouds are owned and operated by a third party cloud service provider, which deliver computing resources, like servers and storage, over the internet. Microsoft Azure if an example of a public cloud.

With a public cloud, all hardware, software and other supporting infrastructure are owned and managed by the cloud provider. Your access these services and manage your account using a web browser.

Public Cloud

Private Cloud

Private Cloud

A private cloud refers to cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single business or organization.  A private cloud can be physically located on the company’s on-site data center. Some companies also pay third party service providers to host their private cloud.

A private cloud is one in which the services and infrastructure are maintained on a private network.


Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid clouds combine public and private clouds, bound together by technology that allows data and applications to be shared between them.

By allowing data and applications to move between private and public clouds, a hybrid cloud gives your business greater flexibility, more deployment options and helps optimize your existing infrastructure, security and compliance.

Hybrid Cloud

Business Productivity in the Cloud

Office 365

Office 365 - The anchor of Business Productivity in the Cloud

Efficient collaboration and communication are vital components in the success of every business. Office 365 makes it easier than ever to work smartker, not harder, so you can do your best work anywhere, at any time. 

Find out more about Office 365 for your Business

7 Ways to Work Smarter in the Cloud

7 Ways to Work Smarter in the Cloud

Discover 7 ways Office 365 can help you improve communication and teamwork to make your business more effective, collaborative, and successful.

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