5 Benefits to Cloud Computing

Surely by now you’ve heard someone mention the cloud. “Save it to the cloud”, “back up to the cloud”, “we need more data space in our cloud.” In case you’re unfamiliar with the cloud, it can be described as a virtual “space” that exists off site, which has the ability to connect to your physical hardware. Through doing this, you can save yourself, and your team a lot of hassle. To give you a better understanding as to why I think the cloud has great potential. Here are 5 benefits to using it:


Cloud solutions can provide an added layer of security to your network. With cloud you have the option to control access. You can provide certain devices, people or locations access to certain files, folders, systems, etc., and restrict others. With the cloud also comes complete visibility, you will know who is logged into your network, and what changes – if any – they made.


Cloud solutions removes the need for hardware compatibility. Because everything is hosted in the “cloud”, i.e., online, there is no need to worry about system requirements. The only thing you need to concern yourself with is an internet connection. Provided all devices are capable of connecting to the internet, your colleague can upload a file from her smart phone, and you can access it on your laptop, with ease!


You no longer will need to worry about handling updates, patches, or general maintenance like you would with a physical server in your office. With a managed cloud solution, your provider will take care of the maintenance. You just sit back and relax with your feet on the ground and your head in the cloud!


When you switch over to the cloud, all of your business data can be easily stored, tracked, and analyzed in real time. No longer will you have to go to the sales team, then the marketing team, the HR team, the accountants, etc., just to get reports. With your whole office working in the cloud, you can access everything you need from one convenient point.


Cloud solutions have the ability to perform automated, regular backups, which get stored in the cloud and off site. So, in the unfortunate situation that something happens to your server, or your office – all your data will be stored safely in the cloud. You can sleep easy knowing that all your records are safe and sound, and easily accessible from anywhere you have internet.

MicroAge can provide you with all of your cloud solution needs. Whether you’re a newbie, or an experienced cloud user, we have something for everyone. We can gladly set up information sessions to help keep you and your employees informed, and we can setup and install, and monitor your cloud. Talk to us today to get started in the cloud!

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