The latest trend in global technology is implementing and developing programs that work within “The Cloud.” Even traditional services like online fax and word processors are going viral, encouraging “Green IT” and environmental sustainability. Here are the pros to bringing your business off of the ground and into the Cloud.
The benefits of cloud computing are numerous and convincing:
-More users are able to access programs from diverse locales, allowing for “increased equipment utilization.”
-The flexibility of cloud computing allows users to redesign servers to their benefit, tailoring them to their specific needs and dropping energy costly features.
-The scalability of cloud computing has been frequently cited. If your business grows you an easily order more server space to accommodate the changes.
-By far, the biggest reason companies are switching to cloud computing is cost advantages. Specifically, many people have been paying attention to the environmental sustainability that cloud computing facilitates. A recent analysis by WSP Environment & Energy determined that the per-transaction emissions were reduced by an average of 95% for companies that switched to cloud computing.
The Cloud helps companies save money by eliminating the need for the hardware and resources that physical servers require in addition to other physical entities like backups, anti-virus, network cables, etc. There’s something akin to “ Server Mania” going on in the tech world, as this is truly going to change things. Cloud computing can also save you some dough by reducing your energy bill. Data centers lose energy efficiency when they have to cool servers and keep servers idle. With less hardware, there is less physical entities that need to be cooled, hence, energy savings.
Cloud computing is no longer an option, as it grows into an essential characteristic of blossoming companies. Stay ahead of the curve, make your business more efficient, and endorse Green IT by adopting cloud computing services.
James Kim is a writer for Choosewhat.com, which provides product reviews and test data for business services and products. Choosewhat.com’s goal is to help small companies make informed buying decisions on business solutions that help their business.