Cloud solutions are becoming more used by modern businesses whether it be related to data backup, disaster recovery, software testing and development or infrastructure/software as a service. The benefits of cloud solutions have persuaded many organizations to take into consideration this technology.
With our working with cloud computing and solutions in Tanzania, we have realised that cloud solutions do lift off the burden from the Internal IT team’s shoulders; they are secure and reliable; they are cost-efficient; help users collaborate effortlessly and support seamless hosting of files and applications. Let us go through each benefit mentioned above and get briefly describe how cloud solutions are in favour of businesses.
One of the strengths of cloud solutions is that they provide an opportunity for the business
to either grow or shrink Infrastructure resources depending on what your organization
needs. This means when you know that in a certain period you are going to require more
resources, then you can pay for more infrastructure resources to be used during that period.
You don’t get to pay for what you don’t use. You only go for the quota that your business
2. Simplifies work for the Internal IT team
Most infrastructure management tasks are handled by the cloud service provider’s team. No
need for the internal IT team to participate in repetitive, tedious tasks of managing
infrastructure. Your internal IT team can focus on strategic, impactful tasks. Furthermore,
you don’t need to hire highly qualified employees for infrastructure management as all
hardware is managed by the cloud service provider’s team. High employee satisfaction can
be one of the results that your business might realise after moving to the cloud since
employees get to focus on more impactful and interesting tasks.
3. Secure, Reliable Data Storage
Older storage technologies are not suitable or comparable to cloud storage. Older
technologies had more errors, issues and faults which made it difficult to efficiently store
data for backup and convenient data retrieval. Cloud solutions do bring secure and reliable
storage. It supports strong encryption and scrambling of data that makes it difficult for
cybercriminals to interpret or access. Also, the servers are in locations that workers don’t
have access to.
Enough resources are available in cloud computing technology that can accommodate
different projects. However, proper management is needed so that inefficient use of cloud
resources does not take place. The use of specific software can help an organization know
the resources being used and notify the administrator when excessive usage of resources is
detected in the cloud quota.
5. Effortless User Collaboration
Cloud technology makes it possible for powerful apps such as office productivity suites that
allow people to collaborate and work together on projects. Office productivity apps such as
Microsoft 365 make it easy to integrate emails, share files seamlessly plus sync files with one
drive. Version control of files is one of the key benefits of using such cloud-based apps where users can work on a single file and keep updated on all the changes made by each
user who has modified the file.
Apart from office productivity apps that come with cloud technology, there are cloud-based
phone systems that make it affordable and proper integration when it comes to
communicating with fellow users. They are also known as Unified Communications as a
Service where they support video calls, voice calls, calendar management, chats, SMS and
many more features.
6. Uncomplicated Hosting of files and Applications
A browser only can do to support the hosting of your files and application in the cloud. No
need for an internal team to manage your servers as all infrastructure management is done
by the cloud service provider. Identity and access management of files and programs in the
cloud need to be done so that it provides security and restriction to anyone who is not
directly involved with the applications.
And so the above description is just part of what cloud solutions and cloud computing in general on what it can do and how they can benefit your business.