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Why moving to the cloud could be right for your business

Mar 06, 2018
By Simon Allen, Business Development Manager, Crown Records Management

Moving records to the cloud can be a big step for any business, as it often feels as if you’re giving up control of valuable data. This is a misleading assumption however, with cloud storage often being greener, cheaper and actually more secure than traditional on-site storage. Here are five reasons your business should consider a move to the cloud:


Rather than having to buy hardware and software to meet peak demand, the cloud gives businesses ‘elasticity’, as the amount of storage can grow and shrink with demand. In an ideal world, this means a business will only pay for what they use.


In the past, businesses have shied away from cloud storage over fears of insecurity versus traditional methods of data storage. Whilst it is true that a well maintained and updated on-site storage system is more secure than the cloud, many on-site solutions are actually less secure than the cloud. This is because organisations struggle to keep up with the knowledge and resources needed to keep data secure.


Cloud services can be provisioned in minutes, often without the time and expense of having to go via an internal IT procurement exercise.


Since there is no hardware or software to buy, it’s far easier to find the budget to get projects off the ground when using the cloud.


Cloud storage is often delivered through a web browser interface or mobile app which can be deployed to users quickly and efficiently.


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