A new frontier in the digital age began as large companies such as Oracle, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft, invested heavily to make remote access to software and other applications using the Cloud system, also known as the information cloud.
In this new era, all data will be stored on large servers, as well as the use of software that is processed on the super computers of the Cloud companies, and there is no longer a need for high investment in processing capacity by smaller companies. In these cases, the service will be performed only through a good internet connection.
Cloud for business
Companies of all sizes are now benefiting from the evolution of cloud storage technology. The cloud is a practical, fast and safe way to process a company’s data, not to mention that the savings generated in the long term is one of the factors that has been drawing the most attention to this type of service.
At first, you need to hire a trained professional to carry out an assessment and the migration of your company’s data to the cloud (Contact us).
But over time, factors such as the rental or purchase of physical space, the maintenance of servers, investment in machines with high processing capacity, software licensing, among others that no longer need to be in investment management, end up generating a high savings for the company.
Advantages and disadvantages of Cloud for companies
It is obvious that every service has its advantages and disadvantages, but believe me, when it comes to Cloud, the advantages outweigh a lot more than the disadvantages. To let you know a little more about this topic and make the decision to include or not the cloud service in your company, we have selected some of the main ones:
Advantages of the cloud for businesses
First we must mention what is the main advantage of this type of service. The use of software without the need for it to be installed on the machines, where as a result there is no need to spend on expensive computers, in addition to a speed advantage, brings great savings for your company.
All data and software can be accessed from any machine (as long as they meet the minimum standards of cloud service providers), over the internet, anywhere in the world.
Your company’s activities are not restricted to just one place of work, nor do they need synchronizations.
All file sharing in the corporate environment becomes even easier and more dynamic. After all, all information is available in one place.
Almost 100% of updates are made automatically, eliminating the need to dedicate an exclusive employee to the function.
With the use of cloud, your company will have a greater control of expenses, mainly in relation to software, since the service provider is responsible for paying the license to use it. Some cloud companies even offer free applications in the service package.
Still speaking of savings, the use of cloud generates a much lower expense in matters of infrastructure, accommodation, energy consumption, physical space, cooling, maintenance and everything that a traditional structure requires for it to be assembled.
And the cloud also reduces the need to maintain this physical structure. Servers, networks, facilities, license payments and others on the corporate network are the responsibility of the company offering the service in the cloud. It is only necessary that the company’s computers have access to the internet.
Disadvantages of the cloud for businesses
The biggest disadvantage of the cloud for companies is connected to internet connections. As the service depends on access to a large network, if the service is unstable or offline, your system will be compromised.
In other countries where transfer rates are high and Internet operators offer world-class services, this disadvantage is practically nil, but underdeveloped countries can be a problem.
That is why it is important to define a good strategy with the telephone company that will offer its broadband service, so that it does not compromise its operation.
Another disadvantage of the cloud system that is also linked to a poor internet service is in terms of processing speed.
In physical machines with high processing power, all management is carried out with good speed, depending exclusively on the investment in hardware.
In the cloud service, on the other hand, if the internet does not have a good bandwidth or fluctuations, whenever the transfer rate is high, it is very likely that the processing rate will fall short.
By investing in the cloud and a good internet service, your company will not have this type of disadvantage