Listen to the hype, and you’d be given a pass for thinking cloud computing is all benefit and no drawback. Thanks to the market’s maturity and rising diversity, however, you’re not far off the mark. Pros now significantly outweigh cons, but companies still need to know where they’re headed and what to expect when they arrive. Here’s a quick breakdown:
The biggest benefit of cloud computing? Accessibility. When software, platforms and even infrastructure are no longer tied to your physical network, users can easily tap in anywhere, anytime. What’s more, the cloud supports all device types from desktop PCs to tablets, smartphones and the growing market of IoT machines. As noted by My Tech Bits, for example, cloud offerings are a big plus for medical companies that may need access to patient data — day or night, weekend or even holiday. By removing local stacks as the limiting factor, companies can effectively bring needed corporate data with them wherever they go and scale up storage and speed on demand to meet emerging needs.