Maintaining a secure infrastructure is crucial in today’s fast-paced business world, allowing you to differentiate your business from your competitors by offering a trusted platform and a solid base of operations for your business. Scaling a business using traditional infrastructure management can be a challenge; even the time and cost required in spinning up a new server can be prohibitive and slow down your growth. The rise of cloud-based applications and storage provide businesses with a nearly-unlimited virtual inventory of data and applications that can be utilized from any physical location. This is particularly important with today’s on-the-go business professionals who are accustomed to working from remote locations. Fortunately, you don’t need a degree in computer science to understand the cloud options that are available for your business.
Unlike traditional infrastructure models, cloud-based technology can be easily scaled up or down based on the needs of your business. You’re not spinning up or decommissioning servers, you’re not researching whether you have the licenses available to switch around between users to stay compliant with software manufacturer requirements. Scaling with your applications and infrastructure in the cloud is often as easy as adding a new user and assigning a license. The heavy lifting is completed in the background so you can focus on what’s most important — running your business.
There is a great deal of argument in technology circles around the security of cloud-based applications and infrastructure. While it’s true that you are relying on others for the security of your virtual servers, it’s likely that these servers are stored in a more secure location and monitored more closely than any individual company could handle inside their physical location or co-location facility. With cloud applications, you’re relying less on third-party applications from different vendors and more on a single trusted vendor that you can thoroughly vet and ensure their security is top-notch. Plus, you’ll have greater access to your stored data than you would if you were utilizing on-premise hosting.
Today’s workforce is geographically diverse, with professionals working remotely several days a week or collaborating closely with different offices on a regular basis. This makes it extremely important that everyone is able to access the same information regardless of their physical location. With cloud-based storage, you can confidently provide your staff members with access to the applications and data that they need on a regular basis without resorting to frustrating solutions like using remote desktop to log into business-critical applications. With cloud storage of your data and applications, your staff can log in remotely and interact live with data as long as they are utilizing a secure connection.
Your business runs most efficiently when your technology simply works. At Data Magic Computer Services, our team’s proactive approach is targeted at providing you with the most effective engine possible to fuel your business growth. Contact our digital wizards at 469-635-5500 today or contact us if you’re ready to see how we can improve your business technology without a lot of techno-speak.