For most companies, their data can be as precious as gold. Many companies are still on the fence about placing their data in the cloud, because of security fears. However, we’ve reiterated in the past that in cloud computing, data is probably even safer than in local servers. With the flexibility of cloud computing, it is possible to keep sensitive data in-house. What happens when a disaster does strike the office? Since cloud computing servers are stored hundreds or even thousands of miles away, it’s unlikely that these servers will be under threat as well (unless it were a worldwide disaster, but then that would be another thing to worry about). Should your local servers ever be totally wiped out, you’ll feel safe knowing that all that important data is sitting somewhere safe and intact, and you can easily access them anytime.
Remote Access to the Office Network
While snow days may bring a smile to students’ faces, it’s no cause to celebrate for businesses owners. Small businesses could potentially face hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of lost business. However, for those who move their operations to the cloud, even the storm of the century won’t be able to bring them down. The business owner and employees can keep running things from wherever they are, as long as they have a computer with Internet access. They can answer customer emails, process orders, and basically do everything as if they were at the office. The business doesn’t have to come to a complete halt when the weather goes bad.
Complete Network Recovery
When tragedies like fire and flood strike, of course it is the people that come first. Once employees and their families are safe, the next step is to pick up the pieces of the business. IN any type of disaster, the best thing businesses can do is get right back into the swing of things, providing services to customers and a livelihood for employees. Trying to get your network started from scratch could take a very long time. However, with cloud computing, you can recover your network quickly and easily, so you can be there for your community and your employees.
The main thing to take away is that cloud computing can diversify risk. Businesses can do a lot of things to protect themselves from disasters, but sometimes you have to take the brunt of it and wait until it passes. You can’t prevent disasters, but you can reduce its impact on your business. Cloud computing can allow you to mitigate the effects of these calamities, so you can get back on your feet faster.