The threat landscape is anything but static. Over 300 million new pieces of malware were created in 2014, and over 80% of attacks last year were entirely unique.
That means signature-based antivirus software isn’t going to do you much good. You need additional help.
The cloud will allow you to better protect your sensitive data, and security benefits aren’t the only thing cloud computing has going for it. There are many other reasons why it makes sense to go ahead and migrate on over to the cloud. Here are 4:
- Increased Security
Okay, before we get to the other reasons, let’s focus on the area we mentioned first: network security. What’s even scarier than the 300 million threats that are floating around out there is that all it takes is a 1 threat to shut you down for good, as 55% of small to medium-sized businesses close within just 6 months after suffering data loss resulting from a cyberattack.
The right cloud provider has far more expertise and resources to dedicate towards their security protocols than what you’d be able to establish on your own.
If you’d like to know more about the steps you can take to protect yourself from web-based threats, give us a call at (866) 828- or send a message to 6674info@offsiteIT.com .
- Cut Capital Costs and Ongoing Expenses
The overhead associated with owning your IT equipment can be astronomical.
First, consider the substantial capital costs required to get the equipment itself. Installing your own IT infrastructure will cost you thousands of dollars, more likely tens of thousands, just to get everything set up.
And if that wasn’t enough, consider all the ongoing expenses it takes to keep that equipment running. It’ll be responsible for a large slice of your monthly electricity bill, and also you’ll have to invest in an IT expert, whether it’s through in-house employees or managed services [cough cough], to come in and fix all the technical problems that are sure to eventually present themselves.
Using the cloud cuts not one, not two, but all three of these budget-busting expenses. You’ll be using someone else’s servers, so all the upfront costs, as well as ongoing electricity and maintenance expenses, is someone else’s problem.
- Recover from On-Site Disasters
On-site backup solutions won’t protect you from all the possible disaster scenarios.
Here’s just one example of how on-site backup will fail you: if your office is struck by a fire or flood and your entire office is affected, it’s likely that your backup equipment will be destroyed along with all the original files it was designed to protect.
By migrating all of your important files off-site to the cloud, you give yourself the ability to restore everything regardless of what happens to your office.
- Work from Anywhere
Being able to get as much production as possible out of your employees is a goal for every business owner, regardless of the size of their operation or the industry they belong to.
But that doesn’t mean you have to crack the whip and push your employees with the psyche-damaging intensity of a drill instructor or JK Simmons in Whiplash.
No, it’s possible to make your employees more productive without pestering them. The cloud allows your workforce to access business data remotely from home, a coffee shop, wherever… you’ll find that projects get completed faster when your workers aren’t tied down to the office.
Contact us at (866) 828- or 6674info@offsiteIT.com for more information about the wonderful world of cloud computing.