Certainly the most fashionable technology in the business world.Cloudcomputingis a divisive issue. The Holy Grail of collaborative work for some, a threat to information security for others. Find out in this article the definition of the cloud and its many advantages.

What is the cloud?

The cloud is a technology that allows for the virtualisation of data. Data is made available on networked servers, storing information. Companies generally use this storage method for their CRM, ERP or legaltech.

Is it risky for the company? It all depends on you, your requirements and your security policy. You will need to audit your provider before subscribing to their offer to ensure the security of your data.

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What are the benefits of the cloud?

First of all, the cloud is attractive because it is easy to use. There is no need for complex deployment, users can benefit from the software almost instantly. Generally, a login, a password and a browser are enough.

This technology also allows employees toaccess data wherever they are. In this year of pandemics and standardised teleworking, there is nothing more practical than being able to access contracts from home or abroad with a few clicks. In addition, the cloud facilitates collaborative working by allowing all parties to work on the same document in real time and in complete security. Finally, cloud solutions are often designed to be easy to use and scalable: in addition to having access to intuitive interfaces on a daily basis, the user does not need to worry about version updates - which can be a source of malfunction or additional costs - to benefit from them. Here, they are always on the latest version and can even take advantage of newly developed features!


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