Walter Ramirez, Network engineer at SimplePowerIT

Online servers, online backup, online Office, online this, online that…! What do all these services mean? What do I need to be able to access it? Is it secure? What are the benefits? How much does it cost?

Nowadays, most of our day-to-day activities can be performed online through a computer, tablet, or phone, using an app or through a website. With all the advances in technology, moving business operations to online services could be advantageous if budget is limited, mobility is necessary, security and data recovery are important, and staying on top of the technological game is a priority.

Here are some advantages to moving to moving your business to the cloud:

Cost

  • Dedicated Servers

The minimum cost for a cloud server is $5/month or $0.007/hour. This basic plan includes 1GB RAM, 25GB storage, and a single-core CPU for lightweight applications. As you add more resources (RAM, CPU power, etc.), the pricing increases.

  • Small Business Server

Cloud servers start at $5/month, but most businesses spend around $40/month for adequate resources.

Mobility

  • Mobile Devices

It has never been easier for laptops, tablets, and smartphones to access cloud data using a variety of apps. Your data moves with you, so you can check in from the hotel, coffee shop, restaurant, etc.

Updated Software

  • Automatic Updates

When you use the cloud, there’s no need for a 3rd party intervention to be up-to-date since updates install automatically when new versions are available.

Easy Backup and Recovery

  • Automated Redundancy

Worrying about losing data and what could happen if your equipment is damaged is one of the big advantages since the data is on the cloud; there’s no need to lose sleep over possible tragedies.

Efficient Teamwork

  • Collaboration

Realtime documentation changes, updates, collaboration, availability, and sharing make teamwork and collaboration easy and efficient.

Security

  • Reduce Risk

Due to increasing cybersecurity risk, cloud service provides the latest security measures including encryption, access control, and threat detection which keep your data safe and trustworthy.

Using Cloud Computing gives small businesses and organizations capabilities, flexibility, and reliability that otherwise would require a higher budget for adequate equipment like servers, workstations and physical tech support, bringing additional maintenance needs. Cloud computing not only improves efficiency but also empowers businesses to innovate, adapt, and thrive in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

If your business is interested in moving to the cloud, we can help. Now in its 10th year, SimplePowerIT helps organizations and businesses of all sizes navigate the ever-changing technological landscape while ensuring data protection and operational stability. Contact our office today at (509) 433-7606 or learn more at www.simplepowerit.com.
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