Cloud computing will help shape the future of Australian business. This is because the cloud offers lower costs and provides a boost in overall efficiency.
Research from Infosys has revealed that Australian business leads the way in their acceptance of cloud computing, pinpointing the need for other businesses to implement cloud technology as soon as possible. Technologies are ever-changing; which frequently results in infrastructure changes.
Andrew Mackenzie from Professional Advantage recently said that although the benefits and model of the cloud platform isn’t likely to suit every company, Australian businesses are quickly becoming aware of the cloud’s capabilities, and how it makes for a cost-effective solution. This is especially accurate when you calculate the actual cost of updating your IT infrastructure.
Head Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services, Glenn Gore, said using cloud-based services can be invaluable for businesses in terms of productivity. As well as reducing the need for in-house infrastructure, their use also gives staff access to IT resources out of the office. “They are able to use a range of mobile devices and still access the applications and data they need,” Gore says. “Lower cost is one of the driving factors, but simplifying how people work is another.”
Fortunately, the cost of cloud services in Australia is comparably low due to the competitive nature of the industry. The best way to begin the process is to work out your company’s requirements, prior to determining what options are selected. It is important to remember that finding the cheapest cloud solution is not always the most ideal option.
When selecting a cloud service provider, ensure that you select the data and recovery back-up options. This type of solution should be a prerequisite to selecting a cloud provider who will suit the requirements of your business.
When your data is stored via the cloud, it is immediately backed up to prevent the loss of any valuable information. This is the ideal business contingency plan just in case unfortunate scenarios do occur.
One of the biggest concerns that businesses face with cloud data storage is the security of their information. Of course, trusting your information to a third party cloud provider is likely to have at least some risks associated with it. But if you’re aware of what type of information you actually need to store, rather than simply storing everything for convenience sake; the most valuable information will be safe from external parties and intruders.
The ability for your business to harness the power of cloud technology depends on which cloud service you select. Find one that is highly regarded and trustworthy, with a solid reputation for providing a professional and safe service for its customers. This will allow your business to run smoothly and free from any of the risks associated with cloud data storage.