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Advantages and disadvantages of Cloud Computing

By Olga Papadimitriou – Business Development Officer

Cloud computing refers to services offered through the Internet by independent businesses under pay-as-you-go plans. Since users used to execute apps on their local devices in the past, cloud computing now offers the option to run programs or services from a remote place. Businesses of all sizes are adjusting to this new technology as cloud computing continues its fast evolution.

Cloud Computing Advantages

Cloud Computing has gained such widespread acceptance because of it has several advantages in addition to being affordable.

  • Backup and recovery
  • Unlimited storage capacity
  • Cost-efficient
  • Hassle-free administration/ management
  • Optimization of hardware and software investments
  • Endless scalability
  • Security
  • Environmentally friendly
  • The flexibility of work practices
  • Increase automation
  • Save on space
  • Reliability

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Despite its several benefits, cloud computing has some drawbacks. Companies, especially smaller ones, must be aware of these limitations before implementing this technology.

  • Dependent upon an internet connection
  • Lack of control
  • Bandwidth limitations

If you do your research and find secure solutions, cloud computing might be a great way for your organization to expand in the proper hands. One of the finest applications for cloud computing is cloud backup, which is at the top of the list. Cloud backup offers an additional layer of data protection regardless of the kind of cloud computing technologies your business uses in case any of them were to ever fail or cause data loss. Your data may be protected via cloud storage from many threats such as natural catastrophes, unintentional loss, human mistake, machine damage, and more. Despite security worries, many firms understand that cost reductions, accessibility, and disaster recovery are more crucial than the related dangers. For some time to come, cloud storage will exist in our environment. It's important to take your company's budget and infrastructure into account.

IBSCY Ltd is one of the largest Cloud Services providers in Cyprus. In IBS we are managing and assuming responsibility for all the IT services that we are providing to our clients either proactively or as they determine that the services are needed. Since we have 13 years of Cloud expertise and the certified technology to protect your company from any kind of threat, we are your one-stop solution to all your IT needs in Cyprus and abroad. With IBSCY you can rest assured that you will get the best quality of services and products, thus, you focus on your business and not in IT issues or projects.

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