Why You Should Be Using the Cloud


Data management can be hard. With all of the videos, photos and documents you're juggling between devices, storage fills up fast. For many, cloud computing is the solution for reducing the cost of storing data and simplifying the IT environment of your business.

Here are just a few ways that moving toward cloud computing can cut costs while streamlining the work environment, from Comport.

Mitigate Risk. Quality cloud computing solutions are arguably more secure. While some businesses may be reluctant to hand over their data management to a cloud service, the fact of the matter is, it's much easier to rollback data loss on a cloud server than it is to address an infected or destroyed physical server. Backup in the cloud provides a small air-gap that allows your data protection against cybersecurity threats. The small cost of extra protection cloud computing provides is dwarfed by the financial disaster that companies could find themselves in if data security is compromised.

Prioritize Active Data. An average company is likely dealing with a huge amount of data, exponentially growing year after year. However, many companies don't consider the fact that a large portion of that data is "inactive" and isn't being regularly utilized as part of doing business. A quality cloud computing solution is able to archive inactive data and dynamically prioritize active data, giving employees access to the information they need most. By providing a more streamlined and efficient work environment, companies that take advantage of the cloud will see better work results due to easy access to relevant information.

Archive Files to Reduce Cost. This final point builds off of the one mentioned above, and it's all about the financial implications of that archiving process. Believe it or not, it takes a significant number of resources to keep all files ready and waiting for instant access. By taking files that haven't been touched in months or years and offloading them to an archive where they’ll be maintained but slightly less convenient to access, companies can reduce the load on servers and save time and money.Source: Comport 

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