#MODERNWORKPLACE : CLOUD COMPUTING
Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet anywhere, any time.
We've mentioned several benefits of using cloud computing for business before (see our very informative blog here) but we thought we'd put together some of our top reasons for going remote, and how cloud computing will benefit your day to day life.
1. Work from anywhere
With cloud computing you can set up your office anywhere, and you'll still be able to access all of your programmes, files, emails and data.
2. Never leave your pet alone
Obsessive pet lovers rejoice! You can stay at home with your pet all day long and still be able to access your work PC from home.
3. Stress Relief
Taking a day working from home, or working out of the office can help to reduce stress and clear your mind. You'll also have the benefit of extra stress relief knowing that by using cloud computing all of your data is backed up and secure on the cloud.
4. Flexible schedule
Not only can you work from anywhere, but you can work at any time too. Cloud computing is ideal for flexible working and will allow you, and your employees, to fit in work around your busy schedules.
Shuffling documents (or presentations, videos, etc.) back and forth undermines productivity, instead collaborate online with all of your colleagues and never worry about forgetting the important documents for a meeting. If your computer is ever destroyed, all your data will be safe in the cloud.
Access from any internet connected device... well within reason! With most serious cloud services offering mobile apps, you’re not restricted by which device you’ve got to hand.
7. From One to Many
Start small, grow big. With the Cloud, you only pay for what you use. So you've got plenty of time to turn your small start up in to a enterprising blue-chip company, the cloud can scale with you.
Start small, and work your way up! All of the servers and network device resources can be increased easily and without disrupting services. This also works in reverse and will save you a lot of money as you'll be able to choose all of the services and resources you need, and will cut out the cost of investing in a server, all the hardware, and the work required to implement it.
Join in the conversation on Twitter using #ModernWorkplace, and let us know why you think Cloud Computing is amazing, and how it helps your business!