In 2015, IDC, a leader in research and advisory services, predicted that cloud computing will continue to be the world’s fastest growing business category. In fact, their data shows that spending on public cloud services alone is expected to grow nearly 20% annually through 2019.
With this rapid growth come many benefits for both businesses and consumers. One benefit is the convenience of shifting data storage and processing power to off-site servers hosted by IT companies.
Just as homes once had their own telephone lines, businesses now have their own private cloud servers that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. This ability for organizations to not only keep track of their clients’ data, but also manage their own data remotely, has contributed to the growth of telecommuting.
Telecommuting is particularly beneficial for small businesses that don’t have the overhead costs required to maintain a physical office. Furthermore, since cloud storage can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, it also makes it easier for companies to recruit employees across state lines.
However, even as more and more companies adopt the cloud, some businesses remain hesitant to fully commit. The top two concerns are security and data loss.
Fortunately, advances in technology have reduced these risks significantly. First of all, telecommunication companies go above and beyond to ensure that their clients’ servers are secure from physical damage or unauthorized access.
In addition, the software and hardware used to access cloud servers meet strict security requirements. The data that is uploaded or downloaded is encrypted over a secure connection , and each client’s server has an assigned virtual IP address . This address ensures that any outside requests can be identified as coming from a particular individual or company.
Finally, many telecommunication companies take advantage of remote storage, which automatically backs up data every day to ensure that all files are secure.
Today, cloud services are being implemented in virtually every industry. After years of slow growth, the rapid adoption of these services shows no signs of stopping. For businesses looking to improve their employees’ productivity while cutting costs, telecommunication companies offer the best of both worlds.