A lot has been said and heard about latest in technology and business-critical data storage; everyone is just talking about none other than cloud computing as it has become the talk of the town these days. Understandably, cloud computing symbolizes a momentous step ahead in how businesses share and store files and data. Even though it does have its own downsides, it seems foreseeable that cloud services in coming future will persist to evolve till the time it will become a norm for businesses.
Consequently, the main pros and cons of cloud computing for business that are looking forward to embrace this new technology are as follows:
-Cloud computing enables the end-users to easily access their most significant files round the clock and from anywhere. For businesses with a large number of employees either working from home or on the move, cloud services can without doubt resolve many of the access related concerns that they might have been facing so far. Moreover, it is quite feasible for them to give authorized access to significant files on the cloud to their clients who might be working clients on different sites. For all intents and purposes, we would say that it is a far more flexible way of carrying out business operations
-It circumvents the need for physical infrastructure systems, which can be a time-consuming and money shelling out task i.e. in procurement and maintenance. With standard systems, software requires time-to-time up gradation, and any issue related to hardware can be restored to working order when it breaks. Not consequently with remotely managed cloud systems.
-It accelerates the overall productivity. Over and above, it enables the end-users to access data easily from anywhere; employees within the organizations can incessantly communicate in a much better and faster manner with the usage of the cloud platform. Real-time communication is more doable, thereby saving considerable amount of time and effort on the part of the organization in updating and approving documents
-It emulates developments in personal computer utilization, thereby making it striking and attention-grabbing to employees. Progressively more and more people are using cloud computing in their day-to-day work, by means of online document storage and social media. Using it in the place of work too means that they can amalgamate their work and personal lives and keep abreast of latest developments easily
Cons: The main shortcoming that is making businesses to think and re-think again over the adoption of cloud services is their major concern over security. For the reason that data stored on a cloud is not stored in a specific physical location, it can be way trickier to determine who is accountable for keeping it unscathed. Data protection regulations have yet to sustain with developments that are taking place in cloud computing, and not all the service providers in the market are that much capable enough to make passable security provisions. It is also possible that hackers will find it easier to contravene security on cloud systems than they do on typical servers. These tribulations may well be trounced, but as yet they are still apprehensions worth taking into consideration.
In few words: There are two sides of the same coin- Good and Bad both. Similarly, would say that cloud computing do have its own benefits and few flaws. But, that doesn't mean that those problems can't be resolved. With more advancement in technology, we expect cloud computing to become a must-have aspect for the businesses.