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The modern business place is filled with fast paced operating environments. It is probably fairly safe to say that things are tough in many organizations when it comes finding the resources to maintain the latest technologies to support IT needs as a company. Ironically, prior investments in IT infrastructure don’t always help with todays needs. A major part of the challenge with innovation in most organizations is the legacy landscape of applications and hardware systems that must ever be maintained, and supported, before innovation can even be considered. Then one must consider the pace of technology change itself, which can push organizations to do more in every budget cycle. This combined with a list of large, very different platforms and technologies for cloud computing gives one competing priorities.

Most businesses are not responding in an effective way to these pressures as a growing percentage of their IT resources are consumed and traditional IT workers skills are falling behind. Conventional IT staff can become challenged and need constant additional training as new enterprise products and platforms become far more sophisticated and complex than in previous generations, further opening up a learning and capabilities gap. All of this means that organizations continue to fall behind a migration curve, while the technology industry is a growing stream of new innovations. Too many IT decision makers are remaining focused on the novel or urgent topics of the moment, such as cybersecurity and analytics when it's time they did better, and looked to new methods such as Cloud Computing to meet IT challenges.

Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet. There are many reasons to consider moving to the cloud, the following are some to consider:

1.    Flexibility

Cloud-based services are ideal for growing or fluctuating demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is part of the service. This level of agility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage over competitors.

2.    Disaster Recovery

Businesses of all sizes should be investing in disaster recovery, but for smaller businesses that lack the required cash and expertise, this is often more an ideal than the reality. Cloud is now helping more organizations save time, avoid large up-front investment and include third-party expertise as part of the deal.

3.    Increased Collaboration

When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together, and do it better.

4.    Work From Anywhere

With cloud computing, if you’ve got an internet connection you can be at work.

5.    Security

Lost computers and mobile devices are an expensive problem. Potentially greater than the loss of an expensive device is the loss of the sensitive data inside it. Cloud computing gives you greater security when this happens. Because your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine while no one else will be able to access the data because nothing is stored on the local device.

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