3 simple ways to make the most of cloud computing

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Cloud computing is commonly viewed as being complex – especially to those who are unsure how to actually utilise it. The beauty of the cloud is that it can be suited for any individual. There is not just one ideal customer for cloud computing, it can be adopted by anyone.

For tech-savvy enterprises, they probably have sufficient knowledge on what to do with the cloud and how to go about doing it. However, for those who aren’t as aware or, even individuals who are wanting to adopt this way of IT, it can be hard to actually know where the cloud could be utilised.

Here are 3 simple ways to make the most of cloud computing:


Whether you know it or not, whenever you upload data to the likes of Facebook/Instagram it is actually being stored within a data centre in the cloud. The same can be applied to all your applications and work documents. When you opt for a cloud computing IT model, you are also adopting the storage of all files in a secure data environment, rather than on a physical hard drive.

So why should you store your data in the cloud? By keeping all data in the cloud, you have the ability to access it on any other device through an internet connection – this includes mobile phones and tablets.

In addition to this, by opting to save data in a secure environment, there is little to no risk of theft and accidentally deleting work/putting your work in the office bin. Optional DRaaS in certain cloud service provider offerings provides end-users with peace of mind knowing that if work was accidentally deleted, it would be able readily available to restore it. Data is backed up continually and can be restored almost instantly – panic over!


The cloud allows you to store applications that you commonly use within its platform. So, if you’re a graphic designer who swears by Adobe Creative Cloud, you can actually store these apps into a cloud environment making all your work accessible within the application via the cloud, instead of emailing work files to your personal emails in order to edit them at home (or any other location).

By hosting applications within the cloud environment you remove the need for the application to be installed on every single piece of kit within an office or each personal device. Attempting to self-educate yourself on how to deploy the latest complex app is no longer required with continual updates and IT support on hand throughout.

In order to use a number of applications, you also need to purchase a license – which isn’t always cost friendly. If you host your necessary apps within a cloud platform you can opt for your cloud service provider to take care of the maintenance side of things – including licensing.


An increasing desire for workers is the ability of flexible working hours to suit their demands. Mobile working has proven to increase productivity with 72% of workers saying that they are more productive when working mobile whilst 73% of workers globally viewed flexible working as critical to helping ease work-related stress. The ability to pick and choose when and where you work within enterprises will become the norm for the modern day worker. 

Although mobile working is potentially achievable with on-premise solutions, to really leverage this way of working the cloud should be involved. With a cloud computing approach to home/mobile working, the need to transfer work data manually from the office to your own device is removed as all you need to do access one version of the truth is to log on with your cloud credentials.

Simply log onto your cloud account and continue working with the facilities and resources you would have available whilst in the office. All of this is achievable without having to risk data being tampered with or duplicated via email.

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