We’re pretty sure that you’ve seen the news by now: BeCode has launched new corporate training paths in AI and Cloud Security. But have you considered engaging your IT staff in our cloud security training? If not, we are one hundred percent sure that you’ll have changed your mind by the end of this article. You don’t believe us? Let’s see!

Since the introduction of cloud computing, the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure are becoming more and more apparent every year. Your business may have succeeded in picking up on this trend by migrating more and more data and infrastructure to the cloud, yet the next challenge is already lurking around the corner. As attackers seek to exploit vulnerabilities in your online technological environment to gain access to your sensitive data, cloud computing security becomes paramount. 

As cloud services have become so prevalent, one would logically expect these digital environments to be effectively secured. However, securing a cloud infrastructure is easier said than done. If there’s one thing that cloud providers are good at, it’s constantly innovating their services, which inevitably leads to more complexity. And let innovation be security’s arch enemy. Yet securing your data and applications in remote environments is an essential ingredient in streamlining your business’ performance and in supporting its development and growth. 

Coincidentally or not, with the launch of our new cloud security fundamentals training program, the perfect opportunity presents itself to close this gap. Not convinced yet that it’s worth catching up on this trend? Let’s prove you otherwise! 

1. Reduced costs and manpower 

If you are worried about the price tag that would come with using secured cloud technologies, you shouldn’t. The cost-efficiency of utilizing cloud environments is probably its most significant advantage. Investing in this state-of-the-art technology removes the need for in-house storage equipment. Thus, you will not only save on your operational expenses, but also on general costs associated with this material such as software updates or its management. And for those who are worried about ending up paying for online features that they’ll not need, nor use, most cloud computing services are deployed on a pay-per-use basis. So if you won’t be using certain features, you won’t have to put money on the table for them either. Handy, right?

2. Increased competitiveness 

Cloud security services are becoming paramount in the IT landscape, yet not everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. Of course, it’s their choice of sticking with this trend, but what they may not be aware of is that by doing so, they place themselves at a distinct disadvantage. 77% of the business that makes use of cloud environments, finds themselves to be in a more competitive position. Get on board today, because the longer you wait, the further along your competitors will be on the learning curve by the time you catch up! 

3. Centralized management 

Another big advantage of using cloud technologies is that all of your apps and data are consolidated in one place, which in turn centralizes the protection and streamlines the monitoring process. Yet the benefits of a centralized environment are not limited to your IT department. Having all data available in one place also increases the collaboration between different departments as it removes the communication limitations of traditional IT models and it makes it quicker and easier for employees working in different locations to access information. The perfect opportunity to get more work done in less time!  

4. Improving data & company security 

In this era of data breaches, it’s more important than ever to prevent your confidential information from getting out. And with a cloud security operator under your belt, you no longer have to worry about that! He will be trained to optimally secure your cloud environment and will be able to establish protocols to secure sensitive information and thus prevent third parties from tampering with the data transmitted. What a win/win situation!

5. Improve disaster recovery 

A disaster such as a hurricane, a malicious act, or a fire can be extremely harmful to a business by putting not only the human capital at risk but also destroying the premises, supplies, and hardware. But if there is one thing that such catastrophes cannot threaten, it’s your cloud-stored data!

6. Increased reliability and availability 

It doesn’t matter wherever you are or what time of the day it is, with cloud technology, you can access your data wherever and whenever you want and you can easily share it with collaborators all around the world. This continuous availability also allows you to look after your precious data at all times and thereby to keep your assets safe from cyberattacks and malevolent intruders. And the best part is: all this is very easy for you to deploy and use.

7. Autoscaling 

When a company grows, the team grows as well. More office space stops being a luxury, more material, desks, tools become necessary. Why would it be any different with your cloud infrastructure? The good news is: cloud technology offers huge flexibility in terms of scaling. Whether you need more or less bandwidth and storage space, your cloud servers will easily adapt to your needs, a process that can even be automated, allowing you to only pay for what you have used.

8. Environmental friendly approach 

Is it important for your company to take part in the worldwide efforts to protect the environment and secure a livable earth for future generations? Cloud computing helps you make a positive impact in several ways: cutting down on hardware usage, plastic production, paper waste, and even CO2 emissions resulting from commuting.