4 Reasons Why Your Business Should Store Data in the Cloud
The protection of data has garnered a lot of attention in recent years.
Widely recognized as the world’s most valuable commodity in a myriad of fields, such as finance, marketing, aerospace, medical, and wholesale — data is the new gold.
Yet despite its value, many businesses don’t have a plan to protect their data.
The biggest, most damaging, threats facing small businesses are cyber attacks which account for over $12 billion in business losses a year.
And if that isn’t concerning enough, hardware failures, human errors, and natural disasters also threaten the operation of your business if your office information were to suddenly vanish overnight.
So, how do you protect your data?
Cloud migration is the key to safeguarding your corporate information. It’s the process of moving digital assets like your clients’ information, IT resources, and workloads— to cloud infrastructure.
While cloud solutions are the new thing in the IT world, cloud systems can also seem somewhat elusive, complicated, and abstract.
To help shed some clarity, here are 4 reasons how cloud migration can help your business become more flexible.
#1 Office Management
Software critical to the operation of your business can be made available in a cloud system. Things like collaboration and communication tools that combine email, file-sharing, instant messaging, video and web conferencing, are all accessible through the cloud network, like Microsoft Office 365 Suites.
This means that employees who work remotely with an internet connection can access the software they need to do their job without any interference.
And it gets better.
Cloud software is routinely updated whenever a change is made to the software. As a result, you won’t have to worry about operating on an outdated program.
Luckily, FenceCore provides seamless cloud migration that is modernized and customized to your business.
#2 Information Management.
Since the cloud decentralizes the storage of information, your employees can access client information from anywhere.
With a click of a button, you can determine access levels which means certain information would be available to the interested party.
Just as easily, you can remove access to those that should no longer have access.
This simplifies data management from anywhere, especially during remote working.
As the data is centrally stored in a cloud network, the physical distance does not impede efficiency. This is particularly helpful in work situations where a project needs to be accomplished by a small group of employees and real-time collaboration is required.
When the data is housed in the cloud system, each employee can resume the task, right from where the previous employee left it. This strengthens collaboration and coordination between employees which can be an asset for a small business with a limited number of experienced workers.
As a business, you’re transferring sensitive information, such as personal employee and client information, and credit card numbers on a day-to-day basis.
But here’s the issue with that: The most critical point between this transfer of data is the internet connection. Without security measures in place to protect this transfer, hackers can easily steal the information.
By encrypting the data before you send it, you prevent hackers from being able to use the information.
With more people working from home than ever before, it’s critical that you protect both your business and your clients’ information.
Employees who work from home may not be using the most secure internet connection, increasing your odds of being cyber attacked. With encryption, you can take the first step in ensuring a strong security stance and protect corporate data.
An IT solutions provider can provide you with encrypted cloud solutions built into the service. FenceCore offers private hosting services to ensure the security of databases and services.
#4 Storage in case of a disaster.
Having a cloud system protects your business from natural disasters, like fires, floods, earthquakes or a global pandemic as the data can be stored off-site in a secure data centre or across several locations in disaster recovery sites.
With a cloud service, you can bring your business back up to full operational capacity no matter where your employees are located.
If your primary place of business is shut down completely, you can still run your business smoothly.
The longer you are unable to operate your business the more money you’ll lose.
With cloud services, you’ll be able to get your company back up and running no matter where your employees are located, leaving you worry free in the face of a natural disaster.
While the thought of implementing a cloud solution for your business is daunting, protecting your data is easier than ever before with cloud solution providers.
At FenceCore, our priority is to help organizations keep their data safe. Our team of experts offers personalized IT solutions that make it possible for organizations to focus on what they do best. To learn more about how FenceCore can help optimize the security of your organization’s IT infrastructure, contact us for today.