Moving to the Cloud can help reduce the cost of managing and maintaining your IT systems. Rather than buying expensive equipment and paying for the maintenance of such equipment, by moving to the Cloud, this uses a monthly usage-based subscription model that is friendly on cash flow, and enables businesses to eliminate the high costs of physical hardware capital expenditure.
Automatic software updates
Another of the benefits of Cloud Computing is that the servers are located off-premise. All cloud suppliers roll out regular software and security updates, your internal staff will no longer have the headache or worry when it comes to making updates to internal servers.
Disaster recovery is something businesses of all sizes should invest in. Often, smaller SMEs lack the required cash and expertise, making disaster recovery more an ideal than a reality. However, Cloud based Backup and Recovery Solutions are now very affordable and save businesses time. They also avoid the large up-front investment costs and commonly offer additional expertise as part of the ongoing monthly cost.
Lost laptops are major business headache and with data security breaches now significantly fineable under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force in May 2018, keeping your business data secure is now more important than ever.
However, with Cloud Computing, all data is stored remotely in the cloud and businesses can access their data no matter what happens to their laptops and other devices. The added security benefits of cloud also enable businesses to remotely wipe all data from lost laptops if required.
Microsoft Azure is a Cloud Computing platform that is comprised of IT Infrastructure and data applications. Azure has a multitude of capabilities including being used for basic document storage to mobile and web application services. Microsoft Azure has security built in to the platform and has over 20 Cloud Computing related security certificates and is the first Cloud service provider to attain the new international standard of ISO 27018.
Microsoft EM+S is a set of Cloud-based BYOD management tools that secure sensitive company documents which can be securely accessed by users regardless of location or what device they are using, whether it is a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Devices are all managed in a single system where you can also manage user credentials, applications and security from a single place. Microsoft EM+S also helps to facilitate user productivity whilst maintaining compliance with GDPR.
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