Digital storage with potentially unlimited space and easy access for all users. Of course, we’re talking about the cloud. The mysterious cloud has taken over the way we store digital files in recent years, becoming the go to for most businesses. In fact, Forbes predicts that by 2020, 83% of enterprise workloads will be stored in the cloud.

What about your business? Are you storing your files in the cloud? Or are you still a little sceptical and want to learn more? Whether you’re new to the cloud or just want to make the most of your system, there are a number of advantages to using the cloud. Read on to discover five ways your business can benefit.

1. Improved scalability

When using traditional, on-premises storage methods, business growth can require additional servers, storage or licenses. It may take years before you are properly set up with everything you need to manage your growing company.

With cloud storage, however, the platform grows alongside your business. Your provider can simply update your existing system as and when you need, with unparalleled storage space and an unlimited number of users added on.

2. Reduced costs

Setting up and managing an on-premises storage platform can be costly for your business. Not only do you have to constantly purchase additional space as your business grows, they generally require an in-house technician to manage the system too.

When shifting to cloud storage, you pay only for the services you require. Your service provider should offer support and guidance too, which reduces the costs of additional management.

3. Increased security

One of the main problems with on-site storage solutions is that, if anything were to happen to your office, or the system itself, you are at risk of losing everything.

However, cloud-based storage solutions can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. All you need is an internet connection. So, even if your office was to be flooded or damaged in any way, you can still access your files from home or just a coffee shop. Cloud providers also back-up your data regularly, so you’re never going to lose all your assets.

4. Easy management

With no need to worry about system management or loss of assets, you’re free to focus on the main goal – running your business. By minimising the amount of time spent running your storage system and organising your files, you can improve productivity and easily teach employees how to easily manage your cloud system.

5. Greater reliability

Cloud-based storage providers are often more reliable than on-premises alternatives. A dedicated team of experts can ensure all problems are resolved quickly, reducing disruption to your working day.

At iBase, our digital asset management (DAM) solutions are hosted within Amazon’s AWS cloud environment, undergoing constant testing to ensure it is as secure as possible.

For more information about our platform, or to learn more about how we can help your business grow get in touch with us today.

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