Why is Cloud Computing Required?

Welcome to the latest edition of Gary's frequently asked questions. With permission from Gary, we've created a series of answers to some of the most common problems in the IT industry that Gary has asked us for help with over the time we've been his IT consultant. We'll take it from here, thanks, Gary.
03.10.18 AAG Digital

“Why is cloud computing required?”

Well, Gary, it’s not that it’s required per se, but highly recommended that you use cloud computing in the modern workplace.  As we discuss in our Cloud Computing Statistics guide, you should be seriously interested in cloud computing. Your could be getting ahead of you without it.

Cloud computing is highly flexible for businesses of any size. Whether you’re a large company or a small enterprise, you can benefit from cloud computing solutions that grow with you. In cloud capacity, if you need more data storage then you can just scale up by drawing on the chosen service’s remote servers. Scaling back the data? It’s pretty easy to scale down too.

If your competitor is gaining the edge then it is likely they have streamlined their IT services to cut costs and increase collaboration. With cloud computing you can work anywhere, anytime, allowing employees to catch up on work while out of the office or travelling.

You should switch to cloud computing to maintain a competitive edge. With access to enterprise-class technology at affordable subscription packages that let you purchase what you need when you need it, you can stay in the game and use cloud applications without having to worry about the costs of licensing software and buying in more hardware.

You can also outsource your IT services to a managed IT support company like us, so we can handle all your software updates and maintain your network remotely without needing to have a large IT workforce and support team in the office. Disaster recovery and ease of access mean your computer data is safe and sound up in the cloud. But remember, Cloud computing may not be the right fit for your business at this time. For example you may have excessive amounts of data which make it cost-prohibitive to back up data in the Cloud at the moment. However Cloud technology is changing fast, so although it may not be right for your business now, does not mean that it will never be so.

“Great! So how do we get started?”

No problem, Gary. We have a lot of experience setting up cloud technology. We’ll have your cloud computing up and running in a jiffy! As an added bonus, we’ll even set up your cloud data system too.

In the meantime, if you or your IT department are looking for assistance with your IT services, consider giving us a call like Gary and outsourcing to one of our experienced IT  consultants. We can even be your IT department if you don’t have one. External or on-site, find out what AAG-IT can do for your IT services today on 0114 352 0688.

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