Hosting your enterprise mobile apps in the cloud can come with a slew of benefits for your company. Cloud hosting is a cost-effective, mobile, and safe way to run your in-house mobile apps. It just takes the right approach, and implementation of security measures. In the end, hosting your apps on the cloud is the safest and most viable option for your company for a variety of reasons.
1. Easy Backup and Recovery
Storage space in the cloud is almost unlimited, ridding you of the need to worry about the amount of storage space you currently have, or upgrading for more. Backing up and storing data on the cloud is simpler than storing data on a physical device, and the cloud service providers generally make recovering any lost data much easier. The cloud can also more easily handle a spike in app usage that could potentially crash its server counterpart, giving you peace of mind when it comes to usage and recovery.
2. Efficient and Cost Effective
The cloud removes the need for a physical server, and the work that comes with maintaining and upgrading it. The cloud service provider deals directly with any need to upgrade, freeing up more time and resources for your company. For a similar price, you gain access to more resources and a faster server than a standard physical server. This eliminates many traditional costs associated with a server.
3. Flexible and Accessible
Access to the information on the cloud is also much easier. Not just in the office, but anywhere that there is an internet connection. This allows your company to easily move past geographic and time zone restrictions. Employees worldwide can access the cloud as long as they have an internet connection. This gives your company greater flexibility in how it operates.
Will My Data Be Safe In The Cloud?
The issue of security is often brought up when talking about the cloud, especially concerning BYOD. Very often, issues can arise when employees have the option of running mobile apps on personal devices. However, having a strategic security plan implemented greatly cuts the risks associated with BYOD and cloud hosting. Some of the strategies that 7T uses to eliminate these risks include:
- Ability to remotely wipe data from a device if it is lost or stolen, or an employee is terminated.
- Data Encryption
- Ability to control which employees can access apps, customized to each employees needs. Not every employee will need access to every single app.
- Secure email management for BYOD implementations.
BYOD does carry some inherent risk, but this can be greatly mitigated by a strong security plan that is tailored to meet your company’s needs.
For more information on cloud hosting, and why this is the best option for your company’s enterprise mobile apps, contact us today to speak with our team of experts. We can take you through the process and help you make the right choice for your company.
The team at 7T specializes in cloud integration, data governance and system integrations, along with mobile app and custom software development. Located in Dallas, 7T maintains regional offices located in Houston and Chicago. We work with clients across the country and beyond.