There are misunderstandings and counterproductive scepticism around the cloud concept. But why are we continuing to have ongoing debates about the use of the cloud technology? Is it lack of understanding? A cloudy metaphor?
In reality, you are most likely already using the cloud regularly, whether you are aware of it or not. We bet you are already using email services such as Gmail or Outlook, both cloud-based services. So let us face it. You should embrace the cloud. Learn more about it in this ebook.
By storing data in the cloud, you can access it from everywhere and you can use the data that it contains actively. You can also take advantage of this highly specialised and complex infrastructure that cloud service providers invest in, along with the IT staff that maintain it.
And you need pay only for the services you use which makes it a lot easier to scale your business. You get the expertise and cutting-edge technology from the cloud provider, while remaining competitive without the prohibitive investment of capital to buy new local servers, switch data centres and retain in-house staff. In other words, the cloud is a very cost-saving thing. Furthermore, cloud computing provides improved disaster-preparedness and increased adaptability.
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