Is Cloud Computing Secure for Charities?

When you only have a small IT budget, every decision can feel nearly impossible. 

Wouldn’t you agree?

You don’t want to end up putting money towards something that you don’t get any value from – especially something that actively harms your charity.

The Need for Cloud Computing

However, with so many cyber threats circling the nation, you know in your heart that you need to:

  1. Follow safe data practices.
  2. Upgrade your technology.
  3. Invest in cybersecurity solutions.

What you might be aware of is that there are specific services like cloud computing that can do most (but not quite all) of the work for you.

What is Cloud Computing?

According to Azure, “cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, including (but not limited to):

  • servers
  • storage
  • databases
  • networking
  • software
  • analytics
  • intelligence

Over the internet to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.” 

It’s an extensive definition, that encapsulates most IT services. Still, there’s more.

As it stands, cloud computing also offers an extensive level of security to small to medium enterprises and not-for-profit organisations alike.

The Value of Cloud Computing

Let’s say, for example, that you currently have a budget of £100 to spend on upgrading your cybersecurity

It doesn’t feel like a lot, in the grand scheme of things. 

Yet, if you went ahead and purchased a monthly subscription to cloud storage, you would get all the benefits that come with that.

Rather than risking losing your files or sending them unsafely between devices – which increases the chance of leaks – each one will be safely encrypted and stored on a dedicated private server.

Whether you choose:

  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • Azure
  • Google

With just a small monthly fee, you’ll tap into the investment that these mega-corporations put towards cybersecurity. 

Last year alone, Microsoft spent an estimated $1 billion on improving its services and making its clients safer from malicious attacks.

Alongside this, in your cloud server, you’ll be able to decide which users can access what… further protecting your data and significantly reducing the risk posed to your charity.

How to Purchase Affordable Cloud Computing

Thankfully, cloud computing services don’t have to be expensive

In fact, there are so many discounts you can access as a charity – which could save you lots of money in the long run. 

The options available to you include Microsoft Cloud and 365, all you have to do to cut their subscription price, is register your charity with them.

Or, if you are pressed for time and want to start using secure cloud computing as soon as possible, you can streamline the entire process through Keytech.

We provide discounts for charities and are eager to work with you.

Keytech, an IT provider in Leeds, is your answer to cloud computing. Book a discovery call or ring 0113 531 5400 to see how we can unlock your potential, together. 

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