More and more of our clients are preferring to have their intranets hosted on the cloud rather than in their own servers.
Small wonder. Cloud computing is now more powerful, safer, and more affordable than ever before. The cloud also makes companies more effective and productive. Here’s how:
It’s easy to scale up or down on the cloud, depending on your company’s needs.
Maintenance, such as installing updates or upgrades of software, backing up data, and other tasks are usually automated in cloud services. This leads us to the third benefit of the cloud:
Reduced IT burden
Organizations that have small IT departments, or whose IT departments are already over-burdened, will find that cloud computing reduces the workload of IT personnel. Some of our cloud-hosted clients don’t have IT departments at all.
Cloud services can be accessed anywhere, from any device with an Internet browser and connection. This enhances communication and collaboration, especially if staff are geographically spread out. It also means staff can get their work done even if they are not in the office.
With software-as-a-service, monthly costs are set and predictable. There are no unexpected costs that may suddenly come up in an in-premise solutions, such as having to replace a server, natural and man-made disasters, etc.
These are how the cloud is making companies more productive and efficient, with less investment in staff hours and smaller budgets.
These are the reasons our clients are opting for a cloud-hosted Noodle intranet.
How about you? Is your company increasingly using cloud-based services? Why or why not?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.