Businesses are making the move to cloud computing, with adoption predicted to grow by 45% by 2018. The move is strategic, allowing enterprises to save time and money and to obtain greater data security. That’s right — I said greater data security.
Today’s cloud-based platforms provide users with several benefits, including easy-to-digest information, workflows that are fueled by real-time updates, and full visibility for employee collaborations. But, research also shows that the cloud delivers cutting-edge security that surpasses any in-house environment exposed to the internet.
Top security in the cloud
In the past, you may have heard that the cloud environment posed security risks, but advancements have changed all of that. For example, TotalTrax’s cloud platform is managed by Rackspace, acknowledged as one of the experts in hosting security and data retention.
How does Rackspace, for example, achieve the highest levels of security?
They hire the best talent: They have hundreds of corporate clients depending on their expertise and can afford to attract and retain the best talent as a result.
They adhere to tough industry standards: Their processes and systems must meet and exceed the industry standards (SOC, ISO…) because they house bank, credit-card processing, and health applications.
How the cloud can help you
When your telematic applications and data systems are managed and stored in house, the full responsibility for data security rests on your IT department. But, when you make the move to cloud computing, you gain a scalable, evolving infrastructure that continuously updates protection strategies.
With superior security technology and expertise at its disposal, the cloud provider’s entire focus is the integrity of your data. Automatic updates mean the latest in security is always deployed.
Other benefits include:
- Faster deployment of information. Cloud-based systems makes it easier to embed analytics and reporting in the transaction system so users can see reports in real time.
- A wide availability of the latest versions of applications means less need for on-site support and simpler pricing.
- Greater ease of use, mobile-enablement of applications, and easier integration with outside data sources. Today’s cloud-based ERP systems have internet of things (IoT) and machine-learning capabilities.
- Update/upgrade cycles, database maintenance, training requirements and the customizations take one-third the amount of time. In contrast to a year-and-a-half upgrade for on-premises systems, the cloud migration takes about six months.
- The ability to pull in data from outside sources, specifically social media and the connected devices that make up the IoT. This data allows for automated decision-making by predicting behavior — which is useful in accounts-receivable operations.
- Advanced diagnostic tools allow remote service personnel to do all of the things an onsite person can do. This means preventing issues proactively, fixing potential issues before they occur.
Today’s cloud-based telematics platforms offer cutting-edge security that eliminates much of the vulnerability of in-house data storage. The cloud connects all your information with ease and value — revolutionizing data and how it is received in real time.