The cloud is a necessary change

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For many decision makers within enterprises, the choice between the cloud and on-premise is one that you have probably gone back and forth with for some time. With negative media occasionally surfacing regarding cloud computing, it’s easy to be thrown off as this is your data we’re talking about.

Enterprises need to opt for the most beneficial way to store their data not just with regards to security but with cost, time and maintenance needs.

The traditional method of data storage normally involves a hard drive routine, where a member of staff backs up confidential information onto an external hard drive. This lacks security measures and could result in data being easily lost or stolen.

The adoption of the cloud is continually moving from the largest enterprise to the smallest company as they strive for the best IT infrastructure. We believe the cloud needs to happen for businesses to perform in the most productive and cost-efficient way. Here’s why the cloud is a necessary change for businesses:


Businesses now, more than ever, are opting for collaborative working methods. With more opportunities for project work arising, it’s essential enterprises have a strategy for sharing files, documents and notes.

For many, the answer to this is Dropbox. Dropbox is an online file sharing application, which requires you to sign up and use a simple username and password to access all shared data.

However, Dropbox is actually ranked number four on the top banned applications in enterprise list. To make things worse, approximately 2 months ago it was revealed that over 68 million Dropbox usernames and passwords had been stolen and have recently been made available to download for free.

In addition to this, you can’t even turn to a human for help. Dropbox offers no phone support, meaning that when things go wrong you will be left alone with web text and your minimal knowledge on how to stop someone from hacking into your data.

With Atlas Cloud, we offer Citrix ShareFile as an application to work collaboratively and give users the ability to access files from any location. Our cloud stores both applications and files in one place meaning there is no need to attempt to send the file to a data centre for others to be able to access it. So how can my files be accessed by authorised people only? Simply send a hyperlink to your fellow project workers and you’re done.


For most businesses, they see IT as a costly burden which results with a minimum amount of spending being put into place. For some, this means a lack of expertise within IT staff as there as so many categories to the phrase “IT”. Enterprises don’t want to spend even more budget and time on recruiting appropriate staff to deal with one technical issue. This is where cloud service providers step in.

If you adopt cloud computing with the route of a cloud service provider involved, you will also be greeted with your own support team on standby if anything arises or if you simply need help on how to use an application.

At Atlas Cloud, our tech support team is UK based and have been awarded for their service to customers.


By enterprises sticking to both traditional software and hardware, they will face the added burden of having to update each piece of kit one-by-one. For a small business with 5 people in an office, you’re probably thinking “no big deal”. But, on a larger scale, it would be an icredible waste of time to go around hundreds of computers simply to update software.

With the cloud, applications are both stored and updated there. This means if Photoshop needed to be updated, every single user who has that specific application within their hosted desktop would receive the update through the cloud.

Having up-to-date applications and hardware is crucial to maximise business productivity. Could you imagine having to wait 5 minutes for an application to perform the task you wanted due to lag?

A real life example of the consequences of outdated tech could be with Delta Air Lines’ tech horror a few months ago which caused the cancellation of 1,000 flights (out of a total of 6,000) with additional delays. Something which could’ve been easily avoided with up-to-date technology that has disaster recovery implemented.


The modern worker is transforming the traditional work day, from abandoning the typical 9-5 hours, organisations need to appreciate that sometimes life can get in the way. As the demands of the likes of childcare occur more with employees, it’s essential that work offers the balance between personal life and professional life.

For organisations who have not yet adopted the cloud, they may witness a cut down in hours or even resignation within employees due to these demands of everyday life. Many of these demands cannot be ignored and so it is essential you work is able to adapt. If not, employee productivity is at stake with less positivity being involved during work hours.

It’s essential that enterprises realise that the journey to the cloud is one of great benefit. They should embrace it with open arms without hesitation in order to leverage the advantages it offers. If we’ve changed your mind about the cloud and you’d like to try it out, click here for a free demo.

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