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What are the Key Benefits of Business Cloud Storage?

by Moni Singh go4hosting
Enterprises require business cloud storage in order to run better and more effectively. The primary difference between personal and business cloud storage lies in the number of users which have access to an account and the features that the cloud storage offers.

When you sign up for personal storage, the user is granted access to his stored data. The user can then decide to share this data with others but others cannot store any file in his account. However, in contrast, in business cloud storage, there will be many users accessing one account. There are therefore multiple log-in details and administrators must establish limitations and permissions for different employees saving and accessing data. So, there will be a central administrator who is responsible for determining what others can do with that account. This also means that business cloud storage will invariably have many advantages and features that personal cloud storage cannot offer users.

Why is business cloud storage beneficial for enterprises?

  • With business cloud storage, companies get a place to store huge volumes of data securely. Besides the security for your business data from hackers, these storage locations will also allow workers to work better together. In other words, all employees working on the same project need not be in the same place to complete it. They can be strewn all across the globe but they can access the same data from anywhere. So, employees are better equipped to handle projects without having to send and receive endless emails every time any document gets edited.

  • Besides, with business cloud storage, employees can even work when they are on the go. So, they do not have to be chained to their office desks to get work done. The data is synchronized across all the accounts and employees will be able to access updated files without having to wait for emails.

  • With business cloud storage, just like persona storage, you get to enjoy cost savings. You will not have to buy costly hardware for storing large volumes of data. There are no maintenance expenses too and in-house IT teams can work on other areas to move the business forward.

  • Some other key benefits include the power to set permissions and restrictions for files and folders, the freedom to share files with clients and employees outside the business, the ability to create expiration dates for the shared data etc.

The costs for business cloud storage are likely to vary depending on the volume of data stored and the features you need. You will find vendors which give a fixed price for every user so that every employee gets to access the same storage space and the same features. But there are others which extend flexible storage options. You can upgrade this storage as and when you need to. So, the costs for this will also depend on how much your account size has grown or reduced. The cheaper storage options will obviously have limited features compared to others.

With business cloud storage, the smaller businesses can hope to compete with larger ones. They can reduce their overheads by storing data in off-site servers. They can also benefit from computing power by signing up for cloud solutions like the big firms. Another advantage which greatly boosts their productivity is being able to access data from any location as long as they get web connectivity. Small businesses benefit also from the robust security provisions and their data is thus better protected against hackers and cyber attacks. With the huge numbers of SMBs moving to clouds, even vendors are now coming up with more cost-effective plans for them.

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