The birth of ‘Cloud Computing’ has been fuelled by rapid technological growth. In simple terms, Cloud refers to internet-based computing. In the Cloud, software and services are hosted using the Internet rather than on a local computer and can be accessed through a Web browser or dedicated mobile apps. But what is so special about the Cloud? And what features of the Cloud can your business capitalize on? Continue reading to learn more about the top 5 benefits of the Cloud.
1. Enhanced flexibility
One of the many benefits of the Cloud that comes to mind is flexibility. Cloud-based services are particularly beneficial when a business experiences fluctuation in their bandwidth. If your applications are hosted in the Cloud, you can promptly respond to changes in your business environment by scaling up or down. BPD Zenith’s MaxiCloud platform is scalable both horizontally and vertically meaning you can add new projects, divisions, assets, locations and user bases as quickly as required during periods of change and development. Furthermore, if there are players within your industry who are yet to migrate to the Cloud, then this serves as a competitive edge.
2. Disaster recovery
In this day and age, it is essential for businesses to invest in vigorous forms of disaster recovery. However, they may experience a lack of funding to support such services or lack third-party expertise. Using MaxiCloud, your system is protected by our team of highly qualified consultants and housed in cyber security/ISO certified data centres. MaxiCloud is equipped with features which can recover and restore confidential information at an optimised price, so you can protect your sensitive content from leaking into the wrong hands. Our team is also available 24/7 to resolve complications for clients as swiftly and promptly as possible, with limited disturbance to your business.
3. Automatic updates
In-house software and security updates can be increasingly time consuming, frustrating and stressful. In MaxiCloud however, our experienced consultants are responsible for hosting all relevant updates. This leaves you with one less task to worry about and you can re-direct your energy towards more productive activities – like improving your business.
4. Fewer capital expenses
Shifting to the Cloud means saying goodbye to the costs of hardware. Our usage-based approach to business means clients can enjoy many efficiencies with MaxiCloud over an on-premise Maximo implementation. We will rid you of the responsibility to run your own servers and the costs associated with maintaining and upgrading will be bundled. This will eliminate wasteful expenditure, allowing you to reallocate funds into bettering your business.
5. Increased collaboration
Cloud is designed to facilitate collaboration. Enabling collaboration promotes creativity, quality, out-of-the-box thinking and higher employee productivity. Your team members can access, edit and share documents hosted on MaxiCloud – anytime, anywhere. As long as you have access to an internet connection, you’re good to go. And with increased mobility, work can be completed on almost any sort of device rather than the traditional desktop. So, you can be on the go but still get your work done. This will also allow you as the employer to offer more flexible working conditions for your employees so they can maintain a much sought-after work-life balance but still deliver productive outcomes for your business.
With all these benefits, it’s no surprise that more and more businesses are moving to the Cloud. What’s stopping you? If you’re still not convinced that MaxiCloud is the way to go – contact BPD Zenith and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Alternatively, take a look at our MaxiCloud solution and request a demo.
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