5 Specific Benefits Of Cloud Computing

March 20th, 2013
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

Every now and then I get people who really want to share the good will and the good word of Cloud, Technology and Industry.   Accepting this submission and article, I bring you this write-up provided, covering 5 Specific Benefits of Cloud Computing; I’d say check it out with an open-mind as I did, and I look forward to any and all feedback you contribute as I know you can be a vocal bunch :)

5 Specific Benefits Of Cloud Computing

One of the hottest buzz terms in computers and technology over the course of the last year or so has been "cloud computing." The concept has been around for some time now, but it was Apple’s announcement and implementation of the "iCloud" that really started to spread awareness about the potential and benefits of cloud computing. Now, popular companies and systems ranging from Dropbox to ShareFile are offering their own cloud storage systems to anyone who’s interested, whether that be an individual, a private website, or a large company online. But what exactly does cloud computing have to offer? Here is a quick rundown of 5 of the chief benefits.

Added Data Support

Particularly important for large businesses or companies with particularly busy online web services, cloud storage systems offer automatic support for excess data. Essentially, if a website or online service finds itself in a situation in which it requires the use of more bandwidth than usual, the cloud service automatically meets that requirement. This is possible because of the capability of the off-site, remote servers that cloud system providers utilize.

Fortification Against Disasters

There are various types of disasters that can essentially wipe out vital electronic data for any online operation. Cloud services help with most of them. For example, if for any reason electronic data is wiped clean or lost, it is generally far easier to recover if backed up on a cloud network. Additionally, companies are less vulnerable to misfortune related to hardware disasters (damaged computer equipment) because their data and information is stored on the cloud.

Collaboration Efficiency

If employees of a company need to work together on a project, or even observe and respond to reports and communications, the cloud can be of great service. By uploading documents and files to the cloud, any employee (or client, for that matter) with access can log in and do whatever work is necessary, from any location and any device.

Work Versatility

The concept of working on documents and files uploaded to the cloud is not only helpful for the purpose of collaboration, but also versatility. As mentioned, employees can work from anywhere, on any device that can access the Internet. This encourages more efficient work from employees and greatly simplifies the work process.

Data Security

Hardware issues were briefly mentioned before, but deserve a category of their own. When working without a cloud, a damaged smart phone, lost laptop, or broken work computer can be an absolute disaster, and can cause employees to completely lose valuable work and documents. However, with that work supported on the cloud, the loss is not so great. Of course, there are still costs associated with replacing lost or damaged equipment – but the work from those devices will be safe.

/End – A quite interesting view, perspective and it helps begin a lot of the dialogue in our grand strategy, plan and interpretation of Cloud as we know it!

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