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Six awesome benefits of cloud

27 · JUN ·2016

As part of Fluidata's summer work experience program, we take on several students each year and let them loose in departments of their choice. Nick, our latest inmate, has kindly put this article together about the benefits of cloud for business during his day with marketing.

6) Flexibility

Cloud computing allows your employees to be more flexible – both in and out of the workplace. Employees can access files using web-enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops, and notebooks. The ability to simultaneously share documents and other files over the Internet can also help support both internal and external collaboration.

5) Affordability/cost savings

With cloud computing, you can save substantial capital costs with zero in-house server storage and application requirements. The lack of on-premises infrastructure also removes their associated operational costs in the form of power, air conditioning, and administration costs.

4) Security

Moving to the cloud offers a chance to upgrade security making it much more secure than on-site servers. Cloud providers benefit from more specialised staff and place a greater emphasis on security.

3) Reliability

With a managed service platform, cloud computing is much more reliable and consistent than in-house IT infrastructure. Most providers offer a Service Level Agreement which guarantees 24/7/365 and 99.99% availability.

2) Scalability

With servers you have to prepare the infrastructure to cope with peak traffic even if that means you don’t use that extra capacity for the rest of the year. Relying on a cloud-based infrastructure means you can cope with changes in demand with greater agility.

1) Environmentally friendly

When your cloud needs fluctuate, your server capacity scales up and down to fit. So you only use the energy you need and you don’t leave oversized carbon footprints.

Thanks for that Nick! Listen up, if you're interested in joining us on work experience like Nick, go ahead and drop us a message.

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Posted by Sanita Karra