Benefits of cloud computing

Benefits of Cloud Computing

The term “cloud computing” is still relatively new, however not many know it but the technology has been around for almost 2 decades. Data shows that cloud computing increases efficiency, is cost effective and allows for flexibility and scalability. Despite these facts, businesses still continue to operate without it, and chose to use dated technology. This can be damaging, not only for productivity, but also the increased need for I.T support by having a break-fix environment instead of a redundant, flexible cloud solution.

According to a study by the International Data Group, 69% of businesses are already using cloud technology in one capacity or another, and 18% say they plan to implement cloud-computing solutions at some point. A report from Dell has indicated that companies who place big investments in their cloud, data, mobility and security can expect to see up to 53% faster growth in revenue. Overall, cloud computing allows for a business to run more efficiently, which increases productivity and allows for a better customer and business experience. All in all, increasing profit margins because of this. Here are some benefits your business can expect from cloud computing.

Reduced IT Costs

Implementing a cloud computing system can help reduce the cost of IT asset maintenance and management. In cloud computing, think of your device as a conduit. This means high powered devices will no longer be required, as you will now be utilising the resources of your cloud provider instead. With a correctly implemented cloud system, you may be able to see cost savings in the following areas.

  • Reduced cost of system upgrades and IT assets, including hardware and software.
  • Reduced cost of IT support, or an in-house IT team.
  • Reduced energy consumption, showing cost savings on your power bill.
  • Higher uptime guarantee, with fewer time delays.


With cloud computing, you can scale up or scale down your business as needed. Changes are done easily and quickly depending on your needs, giving you flexibility and control of your changes. This eliminates the need for expensive hardware upgrades as your cloud service provider will handle all the changes for you. Expect to have more time to focus on your business when using a cloud computing system.

Business Continuity

One key factor of business continuity planning is account for your data and systems. No matter whether you’ve experienced a disaster, both natural or otherwise, a power failure or any other crisis you can rest assured your data will be safe. Having your data stored in the cloud will ensure that it id backed up and protected. Your cloud service provider will ensure that data is stored is a secure and safe location, in a non disclosed data center, offering multiple points of redundancy as an option. This ensures that in the event of a disaster, you are able to access your data quickly and efficiently, allowing you to get on with business as usual.