The Techopedia definition for future proof reads as follows: “a buzzword that describes a product, service or technological system that will not need to be significantly updated as technology advances. In reality, very few things are truly future proof. In any field that depends heavily on technology, a regular cycle of replacing and updating appears to be the norm.”
If modern businesses want to stay relevant and competitive they need to keep their eye on the future. Be it future technologies, future business needs or future growth, cloud technology offers the scalability, flexibility and agility modern businesses need. According to Techopedia, cloud technology is often touted as a future proof solution because savvy teams of developers are constantly working behind the scenes to make sure that their cloud offers keeps up with the latest technological innovations.
Here are a few ways companies can future proof themselves by embracing cloud technology:
Cloud scales with you: Because you pay for what you use, the cloud grows with you. This means that organisations can dynamically increase – or decrease – the amount of computing power they lease depending on how busy they are. Let’s imagine your business secures a big contract but it’s only a six month gig. With cloud, you have the flexibility to add and remove capacity when you need it without actually having to make any solid investments in new technologies.
Cloud boosts security: Remember those developers we mentioned earlier? Well, as security landscapes change and threats evolve, it’s important for businesses to adapt if they want to minimise risks. Cloud architecture is generally multi-layered when it comes to security. There are so many different controls and protocols employed, all working in tandem, to ensure that nothing is compromised.
Cloud enables growth: If you’re a business eyeing expansion, you’ve probably had a few sleepless nights about how you’re going to manage everything across so many different locations. With cloud, Real-time collaboration and unlimited mobility is a breeze. If growing your business across multiple regions is a plan you have for the future, cloud provides the connectivity needed to expand without a hitch.
Cloud Cost Tracking: Having unpacked a few of the cloud benefits, it’s important to outline some of the risks. What few businesses realise is that unchecked cloud consumption can quickly get out of hand resulting in unnecessary expenses. But with a cloud expense tracking solution in place, you’ll be notified about spikes in cloud usage and can resolve the issue before users exceed their budgets.
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