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As with many new technologies, Cloud computing has also been received with a fair amount of trepidation. And rightly so, as many businesses rely on the security and efficient processing of their critical data to manage daily operations. Cloud computing has, however, revolutionised how we store, access and manage data.

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As with many new technologies, Cloud computing has also been received with a fair amount of trepidation. And rightly so, as many businesses rely on the security and efficient processing of their critical data to manage daily operations. Cloud computing has, however, revolutionised how we store, access and manage data. As a small business with limited resources and increased risk, which makes any major purchasing decision that much harder, it’s understandable to have concerns about the Cloud (especially when it comes to handing over the management of the lifeblood of your business). In this blog, we look at the many ways in which your business can benefit from using Cloud computing.

Reduced cost

Cloud computing is a much more affordable data storage and management solution than managing an onsite server. Building, running and maintaining a server and the software needed to operate it in-house requires a large capital investment. When making use of a high-end Cloud hosting provider like Ignite, you simply pay a subscription fee and they provide the infrastructure, expertise, security and backup systems needed to optimally manage your data. We don’t lock you into a long-term contract, and you pay a monthly subscription.

Improved security

Data security remains one of the biggest concerns when choosing to outsource data management to a Cloud provider. But on the contrary, Cloud computing offers businesses greater security control and risk reduction by not having all their data in one place, on-site. Premium and trusted Cloud providers like Ignite make use of only the most up to date and sophisticated security software to ensure that your data is protected from online and physical threats. We also house your data in our state of the art data centres that consist of all the required infrastructure to safeguard against power surges, natural disasters, human error and hacking attempts. Our data centres are also secured with biometrics to ensure that only authorised personnel can access our servers.

Unlimited storage

When choosing to manage data in-house, one of the biggest challenges is determining exactly how much storage space you require, now and in the future. Expanding storage space on-site is an extremely costly exercise, but possibly unavoidable. Your business will grow at some point and require more space and depth of data usage. This all requires a massive financial injection. Ignite provides you with the opportunity to easily upgrade your storage space and data management features without a large capital investment. We enable you to increase or even decrease the amount of server space you require as well as the software and features you need to help your business function optimally.

Deployment of new services as required by customers

As mentioned earlier in this blog, the software required to run an in-house server doesn’t only require an upfront investment, but at the rate at which technology advances, you’d need to pay for upgrades to ensure your server remains up-to-date. And, as cyberattacks become more sophisticated and the mobile workforce poses new risks to your systems, you’d have to ensure someone tracks the development of security software to fend off any new potentially damaging elements. At Ignite, we ensure that our systems and software are the newest, most -up-to-date versions possible to ensure that your data is safeguarded at all times. This doesn’t cost more as it is included in our premium Cloud hosting service.

Ignite’s Cloud server solutions offer small business the most cost-efficient, flexible and secure data storage and management. Our support team is based in South Africa and is available 24/7 to provide you with expert advice and troubleshooting. Our solutions are offered on a month-to-month contract which means you can easily scale your data storage and features as your business needs change. You also have complete control over your data through our secure access portal, which allows you to view and manage your critical information at the click of a button. You can directly purchase our Cloud server solution online here

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