Why businesses should adopt cloud computing

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Cloud computing’s first milestone was in 1999 with the concept of delivering enterprise applications via a simple website. Almost 17 years on and cloud computing is still popular to reluctance, with businesses pushing away the benefits instead of embracing them.

With Britain’s economic future unclear following Brexit it is vital that businesses, especially SME’s, find ways to save money, scale up and find growth opportunities something which could be achieved with cloud computing.

Cloud computing adoption within SME’s is a lot slower. These organisations typically view the cloud as a burden rather than a benefit due to the lack of IT specialists within the office. They also have the idea that a change in IT means more money spent on IT which is not always the case, especially in the long run.

With larger companies they believe more is at stake – more customers = more data. This misconception is something that should be viewed as the more data = the bigger the need to have high standard security in place rather than easy to target on-premise setups.

With these concerns holding back businesses and their potential for growth, here’s what we think should be considered when deciding to adopt a cloud computing strategy:


When organisations consider adopting a cloud computing strategy they often believe that this will take up a massive chunk of IT budget.

This is most definitely not the case. Instead of having to spend money on the recruitment process of IT staff and employee salaries within the IT department of an organisation, this can be replaced with a one-time setup fee and followed by per user per month subscription pricing whilst having IT staff off-site.


One of the major benefits of taking an organisation into the cloud is the ability to work anywhere on any device. This means that you could work; at home, on the train, on the bus or at a café, basically anywhere that has Wi-Fi available can now be your office. Great for those who are constantly on-the-go.

Our client, Ecus, saw an increase in productivity by 20% by adopting cloud computing through the ability to work on-the-go from any location.

With Atlas Cloud, all you need to access your files and applications is your username, password and an app which generates a one-time use code (for extra security).


Two major concerns when considering cloud computing is how will my data be looked after and what would happen if something went wrong in the office?

What many organisations are unaware of is, by adopting a cloud computing strategy, you are also adopting a full IT support team who are contactable throughout the day via email or phone ready to guide you through any issues that may arise.

In a recent survey, our clients rated our tech team 4.9/5 for speed, professionalism, and customer service.


Many people believe that cloud computing simply means sending your files to an off-site data centre to let someone else worry about the security of it. What many organisations don’t consider are hosted applications within the cloud. Atlas Cloud offers licenses and the use of anything from Adobe Creative Suite to AutoCAD to Office 365.

You can choose what software each individual staff member needs and simply pay per user with the cost being dependent on the applications they use.

If you think your organisation would benefit the cloud then contact us today for a demo.

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