You may have heard plenty of hype surrounding cloud computing, but now it’s time to delve into the truth.
A lot of the hype surrounding the cloud has to do with its future possibilities. Some experts are predicting the cloud to be used by virtually every consumer within the next few years. The logic being that even if they don’t have a personal cloud system, they’ll use a service that uses the cloud to some extent.
We don’t worry ourselves too much with the outlandish predictions concerning cloud computing. Instead, we focus on the cloud’s role in business today.
The reality is that the cloud is helping thousands of small businesses with their daily operations. It levels the playing field by giving them access to the same features that large corporations enjoy.
With cloud computing, employees can access their business files from any device as long as it has Internet access. This is completely different from having to access files from an office computer. It frees up employees to work while they’re not in the office.
In addition, businesses don’t have to pay for data centers or security. Cloud computing service providers invest in these things and make the service available for hundreds of clients. This is called economies of scale, and it’s the reason why cloud computing is an affordable service even though the upfront costs for service providers are high.
So if you’re thinking about switching over to the cloud, don’t pay too much attention to 2020 predictions. Sure, it’s important to know that the cloud is expected to become even more popular and reliable. But all you really need to understand is how cloud computing will affect your business. If you’re looking to improve productivity, give your employees more opportunities to work, and secure your files, then cloud computing is the right solution for you.
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