Cloud Computing Services and Data Security

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Is Cloud Computing Really Secure?

Whatever industry you work in, you’ve probably heard about cloud storage. But what does it mean for a program or file to be “in the cloud” – and are cloud-based services even secure? Fortunately for small businesses, the answer is yes. Cloud computing can improve your workplace efficiency while still protecting you and your employees from cybersecurity risks. Learn more about cloud computing in this guide from Tekie Geek, an IT consulting and managed services provider serving businesses in New York and New Jersey.

What Is Cloud Computing?

Historically, businesses purchased and installed on-premises IT infrastructure to do their work. Today, many companies have made the switch to cloud computing, which allows them to rent IT services instead of buying them. Cloud computing means using hosted services over the internet, including:

  • Servers
  • Databases
  • Software
  • Networking

Data is still stored on physical servers, but they are not located in the business headquarters or office. Instead, the servers are managed by a third party, the cloud service provider. If you use cloud computing, you have on-demand access to a wide range of computing tools without having to purchase or maintain these resources yourself.

Cloud Computing Benefits

Cloud computing is valuable for any end user, but it’s an especially helpful option for small businesses. The advantages of cloud computing include:

  • Cost savings: Small businesses often have limited budget flexibility. With this model, you can access all the computing resources you need without a major capital outlay.
  • Reliability: Information stored in the cloud is automatically backed up and can be restored if a security incident occurs.
  • Scalability: As a company scales up or down, it can adjust its services and storage to suit its needs.
  • Access: Cloud computing resources can be accessed from anywhere in the world, offering flexibility and convenience for employees.
  • Productivity: Shared cloud storage makes it easier for workers to collaborate across an organization, regardless of where they’re located.
  • Flexibility: Many cloud computing resources use a pay-as-you-go model, so you aren’t locked into a long-term service agreement.

Cloud computing also eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming upgrades to on-premises IT, helping small businesses stretch their budgets further.

Managed IT for Your Business

For small and medium-sized businesses, cloud computing can be a better fit than on-premises data storage – and it can offer better data security. As a managed service provider, Tekie Geek offers cloud computing migration and management for clients throughout New York and New Jersey. Tekie Geek’s cloud solutions include:

  • Infrastructure-as-a-service (Iaas) and desktop-as-a-service tools (Daas) tools
  • Cloud servers
  • Cloud storage solutions
  • Hosted applications and software-as-a-service (Saas)

We customize our managed IT services to fit each client’s unique cloud computing needs. With a focus on business continuity, our managed services help businesses adopt a stronger security posture while ensuring compliance with the NY SHIELD Act. This data privacy regulation requires companies to develop and implement advanced safeguards to protect personally identifiable information (PII). Any person or business owning or licensing the PII of a New York state resident is legally required to comply with the NY SHIELD Act.

Learn More About Cloud Computing and Managed IT

Businesses throughout New York and New Jersey rely on Tekie Geek for state-of-the-art IT services that improve data security and ensure regulatory compliance. With a flexible suite of services, we can provide comprehensive IT management or simply fill in the gaps to expand your IT department’s capacity. In addition to cloud computing, our capabilities include:

  • Managed IT services
  • Co-managed IT services
  • Business continuity
  • Unified communications

For more information about Tekie Geek or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.

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