Backups and Data Recovery
One of the most common causes of data loss is hardware failure. By storing your data remotely in secure, third-party cloud storage, your data is safe even if your hardware fails. Systems like SharePoint and OneDrive can also protect data from accidental deletion through a reliable restoration process.
It is quick and easy to scale up and down the number of accounts, or storage as and when required by your business, without the expensive outlay of additional hardware. The account, and therefore the associated data, can be accessed from any device so employees are able to share or use their own devices if needed.
Buying, building, and maintaining equipment like servers are costly, time-consuming, requires expertise, and can be prone to downtime. Cloud services are usually provided through Managed Service Providers who will deal with the infrastructure setup and maintenance for you. The cloud services are provided as a manageable, predictable monthly expense, rather than large spikes in costs for equipment and repair.
Big tech companies make big investments. By using cloud services provided by these companies, you’re benefiting from years of research, experience, and training carried out by these tech giants. Although your business and its physical devices should also have a high level of security, by storing your data in a central location with a Manages Service Provider, they can take care of most of the data security for you.
Disruption such as being displaced from your office is likely to have less of an impact on your business if you can still access all of your business data and systems via the internet. Your employees will still be able to work effectively and collaboratively through emails, instant messaging, internet phones, and shared files.
Carrera UK provide Microsoft Cloud services such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Find out more here.