With mobile web usage set to outstrip that on desktop by the end of this year, it’s clear that cloud adoption is now more vital for businesses than ever before.

Digital technology is fast evolving, and is quickly becoming an essential tool for businesses looking to improve efficiency – both in time and cost.
Cloud technology is also evolving – where once it was considered merely a system for storing data, it must now be seen as a multifaceted ecosystem, allowing for the practical scaling of data, the efficient management and use of resources and the effective outsourcing of access across a range of mobile devices.

The internet is undoubtedly every company’s most important asset. Making the most of the web through the adoption of cloud services is the next logical step to increase any organisation’s profitability.

So, what is the cloud?

The main idea behind cloud computing is essentially the interconnectivity of a great number of devices through a securely accessed network. This enables rapid communication across the globe at unprecedented levels of security.

Connecting wirelessly to the cloud through mobiles, tablets and other devices mean access to any stored data is no longer confined to a single desktop. Businesses are now able to stay online all the time.

In this way, important files and other documents are accessible anywhere remotely, and with an inherent level of security.

One of the many benefits of the cloud is that loss of data should never be an issue. Your important documents are stored remotely in a secure data centre where regular backups are made. The cloud is inherently less prone to disaster than local storage.

Using it to your advantage

As companies rush to join the cloud revolution it has become vital to have an understanding of how it works. Being able to solve issues if a problem does arise is a major asset for any potential employee.

As the technology sector develops, there is nothing more important than ensuring your knowledge base is up-to-date with the very latest advances, including those in cloud computing.

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