Importance of Cloud for Data Management
In today’s world, nearly all businesses are increasingly utilizing the benefits of IT. IT and its platforms are used to seamlessly collect, store, analyze and share data. This not only helps businesses run efficiently but also saves business owners a lot of hassle.
They can invest that extra effort in growing their businesses rather than on having to do things manually. As the business grows, the amount of data too starts to increase exponentially.
Huge amounts of data automatically mean that larger storage is required to store it. High quality networks also become essential to share the data between the organizational departments. Traditionally each department of an organization would have their own data center, which stored their data.
What if there was a centralized data storage facility where the entire data of the company, its departments and other related parties could be kept? Well this is not a new idea anymore.
Cloud computing and use of cloud for data management is on the rise by big and growing companies across the globe. And the reason why they have adopted cloud based data management is that it has immense benefits. A few of which we shall discuss here:
Availability and Accessibility
Unlike traditional in-house data centers, which took plenty of resources to work, cloud has almost zero downtime. This means the data is available almost all of the time. We saw many server failures with the conventional systems, which meant delays in the work.
Clouds have also made the data more accessible. The data can be accessed in real time without any delays in communication between the departments of the organizations or in between regional offices. All transactional data is uploaded and updated in real time. This makes managing the businesses a lot more efficient.
Cost is another reason why some organizations are initially reluctant to adapt the cloud based systems. This is because the installation and implementation costs are in some cases too high. However, if compared to the costs of a conventional in-house data centers, the cost is nearly negligible.
In addition, this does not just hold true for the upfront costs, the energy and other costs of running and maintaining in-house data centers are significant too.
Security has been one of the major concerns about cloud based data management ever since its inception. This is the reason why many business owners and organizations are hesitant when it comes to shifting towards cloud based data management systems.
People claim, if users can remotely access the data sitting anywhere, what stops a hacker from doing so? This however does not stand true most of the time, because reliable cloud server providers ensure full time security and monitoring in real time. They use high quality encryptions to make sure a third party or a cyber criminal cannot access the data.
Another most neglected fact is that the internal data theft accounts for most of the data breaches in the organizations across the globe. Cloud based data management systems and their security features prevent such data thefts. This is because organizations can be in control of which data a particular employee can access.
With the rise of data driven businesses around world, it is not be wrong to say that cloud based data management is going to become essential for the efficiency and scalability of the businesses in the future.
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