If you’re not sure about the future of cloud computing, take a look at the numbers. Last year, cloud computing raked in over a quarter of a trillion dollars in worldwide revenue. The reason is simple: Cloud computing offers a ton of advantages over traditional on-site IT solutions. Despite the growth, many executives are still unsure of what exactly cloud computing is and why it’s so revolutionary, not to mention how useful it can be for their company.
Do a little Googling on the topic and you’ll see a lot of acronyms ending in aaS: DRaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS. There’s plenty of other industry jargon that goes along with it, but the great thing is that you don’t have to be conversant in any of it in order to benefit from it.
A dictionary definition will tell you that cloud computing is “the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.” To put it simply, instead of accessing programs, files, and the like on the computer at your office desk or an office network, you and all your employees access them from a central remote location managed by a team of IT professionals. There are several advantages to this, such as easily giving employees access to applications they need, allowing people to work remotely, and always keeping software up-to-date without having to run updates on every machine.
Understandably, people have a lot of questions about a remote technology like cloud computing. The first question interested business owners often ask is, “Will everything be available to me and my employees when I need it?” We can’t speak for everyone else, but when you pair cloud services with CloudWyze’s dedicated business internet you’re getting the best Service Level Agreement available in the industry, which means your internet is guaranteed to be up and to be fast enough to do everything you need it to do. So yes, if you let CloudWyze handle it you’ll always have access to everything you need.
“But what about data breaches? Will my data be safe and secure?” It seems like we hear about a new data breach every week, so data security in the cloud is another huge concern among business owners. Let’s be honest here; no system is ever 100% secure from hacking, especially since the majority of hacks are the result of employee actions, such as accidentally opening malware in an email attachment. However, cloud computing is generally more secure than on-site IT. Given that the average cost of a data breach is over $3.6 million, any IT company would be remiss to not make sure they were at the top of their game when it comes to cybersecurity certifications. Besides that, cloud computing makes it easier to implement protections company-wide. It also makes backup and disaster recovery easier. Those of you in the medical industry should also be interested to know that CloudWyze’s servers are also HIPAA and HITECH compliant.
Finally, the question any good businessperson would ask: “What about the cost of cloud computing?” For CloudWyze customers, the cost is going to vary depending on your specific needs since we tailor our solutions for each individual client. We can say, however, that the efficiency of cloud computing easily beats the cost of installing and maintaining your own servers. When you add the potential cost-saving benefit of cloud security, it’s really a no-brainer.
Do you still have questions about cloud computing? Call CloudWyze at (877) 678-3739 to get all your questions answered. Once we’ve put any fears or doubts you have about cloud computing to rest, let’s discuss how we can get your company set up to start enjoying the advantages of cloud computing as soon as possible.