6 Reasons Why Your Company’s Is Safer In The Cloud
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Migrating data to the cloud can be an overwhelming process for any organisation. From security and privacy implications to implementing and adapting to the change – it can be intimidating to undertake such a big change.
What's So Great About The Cloud?
Below, you’ll find 6 reasons why your organisation should consider migrating to the cloud
1. Empower Your Team
Let’s be honest. Most organizations’ IT teams hold a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. From security issues to system maintenance monitoring and updating. That’s not all though – they also ensure all other internal departments run smoothly and fix whatever doesn’t. So, with multiple departments and systems depending on your IT team – why not make their lives (and yours) a little easier by giving them the tools to thrive?
A cloud-based data solution lightens a load off of your IT team by taking updates, support and security off their plates. This way, they can better focus on the real priorities and any issues that arise (or could arise). Even the cloud migration implementation would be on external shoulders, like amarti’s, so they can continue to focus on their priorities.
2. It Can Be Expensive
By migrating your data to the cloud you could be saving your organisation significant costs. Storage space can be expensive even if the company isn’t using physical files. Migrating to the cloud also enables organisation growth while leaving behind the big upfront investment needed for a system to be built in-house. In fact, often times payment is split up into manageable monthly or annually recurring charges – making it affordable for even small businesses.
Research has proven that storing data in the cloud is much more secure than storing it in an in-house system – as is traditional. In fact, a lot of data breaches often start internally. Storing your data in the cloud lessens room for human error. Where traditionally an employee can, by accident, make a system vulnerable to external parties
With traditional data storage, an employee may accidentally make the system vulnerable to external parties or intentionally take action to share confidential data.
On cloud systems, authorized employees can limit accessibility of data to certain parties, and as long as the passwords are secure, the data will be as well. Further, it is possible to monitor access to the system as well as any changes to or removal of data, so mistakes or breaches can be identified before the organization becomes exposed.
Sharing data is also much safer; most cloud-based servers provide links to allow sharing only with selected parties, and the owner determines the level of access (view-only, editing-enabled, etc). This is more secure than creating a physical or virtual copy that can be accessed by anyone.
When a file or piece of data is in the cloud, it is saved (in encrypted form) in multiple places. If there is some kind of physical damage, whether with the computer, the server, or even the building it’s housed in, the data will not be harmed or lost. It will always be available to authorized parties from any device.
Finally, cloud providers have their reputation and success at stake. Their entire business runs on being able to provide a secure, reliable place for other organizations to host their data. While breaches are always possible, it is in their best interest to provide top-notch security. These vendors likely have large budgets and staff committed to updating and monitoring the system to maintain very high standards. These updates are usually automatically installed, so users can enjoy the highest levels of security without internal effort.
Lately, there has been an increased push for a healthy work-life balance within organizations. Many employees now like to take advantage of the opportunity to work from home. In organizations with traditional data processes, this can be unsafe or impossible. But with cloud computing, employees can access their information from any web-enabled device, as long as they have been authorized to do so.
Using their phone, tablet, or personal laptop, they are able to login and complete work just as they would if they were in the office. This advantage also applies to those who travel regularly, or employees who could benefit from accessing the internal system while visiting clients.
Cloud-based systems also give organizations the ability to quickly and easily move data or increase storage space. Changes of this nature cause very little disruption, as it is simply a matter of contacting the vendor and telling them the desired updates.
Organizations are increasingly global as they gain the ability to grow and seek out new opportunities elsewhere. The result is that coworkers may not be in the same building, region, or even country. With traditional information storage, this would present an impossible challenge.
Today, the cloud enables workers from anywhere in the world to instantly communicate with each other, resulting in higher cooperation, engagement, and continuous learning. Employees are able to contribute to shared work without duplicated efforts or repetitive manual processes. This increases productivity across the organisation and allows team members to share new ideas and opportunities.
5. Sustainable Competitive Advantage
With an external party handling system maintenance and security, IT and risk teams are able to focus on their core business, performing value-added activities and increasing productivity. This is an advantage, particularly in those industries where cloud-based systems are not yet the norm.
Cloud computing enables constant access to data and associated analytics. This allows organizations to increase new products’ or services’ speed to market and implement changes faster. In rapidly changing industries, this is a must in order to stay competitive.
Finally, the cloud is the latest standard in an increasingly technical world. While it may not be crucial forever, it is certainly superior to traditional systems of paper files or internal storage. By staying current on technological trends, organisations ensure they will not become obsolete.
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Moving to a cloud system is a beneficial step for almost every organization. Not only will valuable data be more secure but the cost savings, collaboration, and flexibility it enables will provide a competitive advantage that can sustain the organization for the technological future.