The terms digital transformation and cloud migration have been used regularly in the business environment over recent years. While both terms can mean different things to different organisations, each is driven by the need for change.

Today, businesses are facing new challenges every day and it is more important than ever to embrace the benefits and opportunities of the Cloud if they want to not only develop their businesses but also continue to innovate and stay relevant in the market.

As more and more businesses are starting to embrace these concepts and move towards optimising their business operations, new challenges arise when balancing productivity levels and security.  With practically every business running on some kind of cloud network and database, it means that there is always a risk of data privacy issues and leaks. This is why cloud security has never been more important.

What is cloud security?

Cloud Security, which is a branch of Cyber Security, is a series of principles, technologies, protocols and best practices to secure cloud computing environments, cloud-based applications, and cloud-stored data. Cloud security also helps organisations remain in line with international regulatory standards such as GDPR and HIPPA, ensuring the company’s integrity and security.

For businesses that intend to use popular cloud providers such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, or Amazon Web Services, cloud security is more about using it securely, as these companies already invested large amounts of capital into the security of their systems. Therefore, anyone setting up their own cloud has a lot more to consider – security architecture, protecting physical infrastructure, disaster recovery, maintenance and connection.

Cloud security should be an important topic of discussion for any company and these are the main reasons why.

Improves data security and guards against data breaches

The most important asset of any business is its data which must be kept safe and secure. By removing physical systems from your premises and migrating to the cloud, you remove the risk that they can be tampered with. Cyber security threats have become more advanced as the digital environment continues to evolve, so cloud security has become a top priority. Rest assured cloud providers will generally follow the best security practices and take active steps to protect the integrity of their servers.

In addition, in case of a natural disaster such as a flood or fire that can adversely affect your business, your data will be protected.

Ensures risk-free remote work

One of the biggest perks of cloud computing is the ease of managing remote workers. Your employees can safely access the resources and applications of your company from anywhere around the world through the internet. This has become a great opportunity for companies to hire remote employees and grow their businesses.

It’s cost-effective and scalable

By implementing multiple cloud security tools into one single security platform and eliminating the requirement for any on-premise hardware appliance(s) from different cloud vendors, you will save your business a significant amount of money. In addition, you can scale up and scale down based on your business needs without any hassle.

Need help to future-proof your business? That’s where we come in!

Everyday Communications’ Cloud Connectivity for Business service will help you maximise the potential of Cloud-based technologies. It has also been developed to counter the risks that come with Cloud computing, with your direct connection coming from our own infrastructure.

Our dedicated team works around the clock to ensure business customers enjoy a reliable Cloud connection without disruption. Speak with one of our experts about your unique needs and how our cloud services could help your business.