Do I Need Cloud Storage?
Cloud storage is probably the most efficient and convenient way to store data online. It gives you and your teams the ability to share and access files wherever you are without having to connect to your local storage systems. While that’s an important benefit for remote workers, cloud storage is not a necessity for every business and it’s also better suited to some sectors than others.
Here, we discuss the benefits and disadvantages of cloud storage and look at a few different storage solutions to help you decide whether it’s right for your business.
Are you in a storage-heavy sector?
The importance of cloud storage in your sector depends on the number and size of the files you need to store. While simple text documents require very little storage space, large photos, videos, scans, music and CGIs each contain a significant amount of data.
Creative industries, such as design agencies, composers, photographers and filmmakers, require a lot of storage space. As an example, a photographer could use 3 or 4GB per shoot, which could add up to hundreds of gigabytes over the course of a year.
The engineering and tech sectors are also heavy cloud storage users, with CGI in particular demanding a significant amount of storage. Other data-heavy sectors include healthcare and education, where lots of data is stored securely whilst also needing to be readily available to users.