By the DynaSis Team
We have been fans of cloud computing for quite some time, and many of our discussions relate to its value, its growth and its outlook. Last week, we came across a recent article, from Computer Business Review, that does a good job of summing up several of its most fundamental benefits. In a nutshell, the article cites five top benefits of cloud computing, and then goes into a bit more detail about each:
In the article, the writer describes the cloud’s role in “Support BYOD” at a fundamental level. He points out that BYOD, whereby employees own the mobile devices they use for work, would not have developed as rapidly without the secure, flexible access to corporate resources that cloud computing facilitates.
While this is true, it is important to recognize that the cloud plays a much larger role in maximizing BYOD—and for that matter, the adoption of remote working as a whole. When corporate resources are in the cloud, employees and other authorized individuals can connect via any device with an Internet connection.
Whether via a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop—or, increasingly, a personal device such as a smartwatch—the cloud connects workers with their companies around the clock and around the globe. The value of this benefit for propelling productivity, worker satisfaction, and even business innovation cannot be understated.
In addition to the five benefits addressed by Computer Business Review, we can add a few more:
Depending on the managed IT service provider and operating model chosen, the cloud can offer additional benefits, as well. For example, some providers have the cloud certifications to guarantee audit-grade compliance of cloud resources. Many cloud models now enable separation of workloads, so companies can establish varied access controls based on the sensitivity and importance of materials and the authorization level of individuals that need access.
Of course, not all companies will take advantage of every cloud computing benefit. Some may focus on savings, while others will find the technology invaluable for the connectivity and collaboration it enables. Over time, many organizations adopt new, business-building approaches because they are available so readily in the cloud.
True cloud innovation can be more readily facilitated with the help of an enthusiastic, qualified cloud services provider, which makes it very important for organizations to select their cloud partners carefully. The open, mutable nature of the cloud also enables IT services providers to develop customized solutions for their clients, from dedicated private servers to all-inclusive, 100% IT support for both cloud and on-premise resources, such as desktops.
In today’s cloud computing market, when organizations work with the right cloud service partner and are open to new ways of thinking, the sky really is the limit (no pun intended). All a business owner needs to do is reach up and grasp the potential inherent in the cloud.
DynaSis is an Atlanta IT services and cloud computing provider for small and midsized businesses. All of our solutions focus on helping companies achieve the three fundamental IT necessities of the modern business—availability, security and mobility. We specialize in on-demand and on-premises managed IT services, managed cloud infrastructure, desktops and backups, and professional hardware and equipment installation. For more information about DynaSis’ IT support and services, visit www.dynasis.com.