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Understanding Cloud Computing

IT Companies: Understanding Cloud Computing

With the rise of the cloud, more and more business owners are considering outsourcing their IT needs to IT companies. If you’re still not familiar with the benefits cloud computing can bring to your business, this article is for you.


Some business owners assume that cloud computing is only reserved for large companies. On the contrary, cloud computing is designed for businesses of all sizes. This means that small, medium and large businesses need to consider investing in cloud computing services. Granted, large companies have the resources needed to build their own in-house data centers. They can hire top-notch IT professionals to man their systems. In case of an outage, these experts can easily restore the system. However, this is not advisable. Backing up your data in-house can be detrimental, especially if an attack happens, compromising your whole company. That is why large companies are also encouraged to consider cloud computing services offered by IT companies.

Small and medium companies may not have the deep pockets needed to finance the building of a data center— this is where a Managed Services Provider (MSP) comes in. Most managed services providers will relieve you of the stress and pressure of having to back up your own data. They will create a data backup system on their servers or in the cloud and use these to restore your data in case of any attack or loss of data.



Firms may receive software updates and patches as soon as the software releases this information. This can potentially increase the productivity of your employees by ensuring they receive access to tools as soon as they have been released.


The cost for cloud computing can vary depending on the needs of your firm. For example, you can ask for more capacity during your peak times or seasons and then reduce the capacity when you no longer need it. This will enable you to vary the cost you incur for server and infrastructure.


You will realize that cloud computing will negate the need of having an in-house data center. This will reduce the number of servers, staff, and software cost without negatively impacting the efficiency and capabilities of your IT team.


Mobility means you and your staff can access applications and data from the cloud no matter where they are in the world. This can easily facilitate telecommuting, allowing your employees to work from home via computers, tablets, or smartphones. If your employees visit customers or work out in the field, then they can easily access cloud applications and data.

To fully understand the benefits of the cloud, contact us at ION247.

*Blog post updated September 28, 2020.