Both cloud computing and cloud hosting can offer a wealth of advantages to many charities across the UK. By now, you’re probably more than used to hearing about the ‘cloud’, which is another way of referring to the ability to store and host files and documents on a virtual platform – and retrieve them when necessary.
Placing your important documents and client data on the cloud might be the solution you’re looking for, as you’ll be able to stay connected and safe – and will have more time to run your store without having the additional stress of running a server hanging over you.
So, how exactly can your charity benefit from being on the cloud?
Hosting everything yourself can be expensive and consume a lot of IT resources, so placing everything in the cloud will help you to cut down costs at the end of the month. After all, you won’t have to spend money running the hardware or maintaining it, which will be reflected on your electricity bills as well.
You only have to pay for what you use too, so you don’t have to invest in a server that you might end up not using to its full capacity. Of course, if you do need a large server to store and host your information, you’ll find that the hassle and cost of getting a second or bigger server can become too much…
The cloud solves that issue due to its flexibility. As your business expands or reduces, you can scale your hosting needs up or down, depending on your current needs and demands.
You might think your information will be perfectly safe in your shop’s system or computers, but the truth is that there are many cybersecurity risks out there that can damage your business. The security of your information when you host it on the cloud is handled by your provider, who has the necessary tools to minimise the risk of a security breach, ensuring that any important files, documents and data are not stolen by anyone or by malicious software.
Increased Peace of Mind
The day-to-day operations of your store are more than enough to keep you busy, so you don’t need an extra worry on top of that. Knowing your data is safe at all times will provide you with great peace of mind, especially because you also won’t have to stress about dealing with potential system failures – your hosting service will take care of that! This means you’ll have a support team on hand to help fix any issues that might arise.
Nisyst has a process in place that will help you to identify and deal with possible issues so that downtime is reduced.
If you store your files on your computer, for example, you will be limited to the confines of your office at all times. However, if you place your information on the cloud, you will be able to access documents from anywhere you want, as long as you have an internet connection. You can work from home, monitor your business while you’re abroad, and easily work with several colleagues as everyone can access the information at the same time.
We want to help you run a successful business, which is why we provide reliable cloud hosting services that will keep your information secure and your mind at ease! Feel free to contact us at any time to book a demo or ring us on 01204 706 000 to learn more about what we can do for you.