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These days, it seems like everyone's IT is on the cloud. But if you haven't done so yet and are considering a cloud computing assessment, it can certainly be a daunting decision. For many companies, that means having to change the sourcing and delivery of IT products and services. But by making the leap, you'll be joining a majority of organizations getting on the cloud these days -- and the feelings regarding this move are resoundingly positive. Approximately 88% of organizations are on the public cloud and 63% are on the public cloud. And soon, four out of five small businesses will reportedly rely on the cloud due to its cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and accessibility.


But why is the cloud so great, and how can cloud computing reduce IT costs? We've compiled a short but concise reasons why switching to cloud computing services will benefit your organization:


Increased Security
As of 2013, there are over 80,000 new malware threats per day. These malware threats not only pose major security risks, but they also put your company at risk for data loss. Cloud computing software keeps your managed network services safe and secure from data loss and security breaches.


Save Money
Private clouds are great way to cut costs within your company. Not only do you get the benefits of both virtualization and security, but you don't have to worry about the expenses and maintenance of hosting your own servers, or buying dedicated servers.


Save Time
The cloud makes performing maintenance, a software upgrade, or other repairs on your server a breeze -- there's absolutely no downtime whatsoever. Cloud computing also allows you to save time when you need to create a server in a moment's notice. When it comes to allocating more disk space, RAM, or CPU, the cloud makes it easy to reallocate resources in a matter of seconds without having to worry about data backup and disaster recovery later.


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