Businesses have a lot of considerations to make when it comes to company-wide investments that are aimed at improving the processes within the firm, especially those that directly affect the staff in relation to making their lives easier and helping them to improve the amount they can produce on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
In the technology industry – and those that utilise the various services and packages offered from within it – there seems to be a new product to consider each week with developers constantly having to develop new systems to encourage investment from their audience; while the business itself needs to weigh up whether or not that service is going to be beneficial to them in the long-term, or whether it will be the kind of package that sees instant improvements in the short term but that peter out and end up more of a ‘fad’ than a game changer.
Many believe that you could categorise cloud hosting in that bracket. Business owners are aware that they need to continue implementing the latest technologies into their company in order to move with the times and the kind of cloud hosting services from databax.co.uk are a prime example. The cloud has enabled directors, management and employees to work remotely and share files quickly and securely, and with so much data being shared within the company from a combination of documents, phone calls, emails and presentations it’s important that you have a flawless system in place to keep it all in.
Data is arguably one of the most important things to any company, especially when it is made up of client and potential customer contact details, confidential financial details and documents that are meant for only the eyes of a select view. If this data was to get out into the public domain it could be highly detrimental not only for the people whose details are ‘leaked’, but also for the company who was at fault. Statistics revealed on the Databax website show that around 60% of companies who lose their data actually go out of business within 6 months, such is the impact that this can have on their reputation.
While the facts and figures are available in abundance across the web for people to find to show them the need for cloud hosting services, it’s not immediately clear as to just what it is and why companies need it. After all, there are numerous forms of cloud computing available now including Google Drive, iCloud and Dropbox; why should they pay for a service?
Cloud hosting, in a nutshell, is an outsourced infrastructure capable of protecting data and information away from the company location; and that company can also monitor and look after all of your IT systems too, essentially working as a help desk for when things do go wrong so that you can focus on the day-to-day running of the business and your everyday tasks without needing to worry about finding the IT technician to resolve any problems.
Those who have implemented a form of cloud hosting into their business have said that they feel much safer dealing with confidential data, knowing that if a member of staff took their laptop home and left it on the train (for example), then they wouldn’t be at risk – not just of losing that data, but of going bankrupt as already discussed.
All investments as we talked about at the beginning of this article, are important for the management and those with the power to make decisions. All money spent on new systems and processes comes from clients and customers and without them there is no money, meaning you have to be 100% certain that the product is for you. When it comes to security and piece of mind, however, cloud hosting services should be right at the top of your considerations.