When many people think about business applications for the cloud, the companies that come to mind are most likely to be entities such as IT service providers, retail stores, banks and more. However, these aren't the only organizations looking to leverage the cloud for fast improvements. In fact, churches are increasingly turning to the cloud to achieve their goals, and this means many of these operations will need to harness remote database support to ensure the migration process is efficient and effective.
Religious cloud users
According to Business Cloud News, a recent survey of more than 1,000 small to large-sized churches by Intacct found the cloud is becoming an indispensable tool in non-secular organizations. Among large churches, 80 percent of respondents said they are using the cloud, while 55 percent their smaller counterparts reported they have implemented this technology. Following the transition, many of these entities have seen vast improvements in terms of tithes and offerings: 72 percent of churches which employ the cloud have seen increases in giving, compared to 42 percent of those which have stuck with legacy tools. Small churches experienced similar rates, with 28 percent seeing more donations after deploying the cloud, versus 16 percent for those that did not.
So, how are churches using the cloud to their benefit? Intacct found that many such organizations have turned to the cloud for the predictability of its affordable monthly fees, better security, ease of use and the ability to support access to church systems from multiple locations.
More specifically, United Methodist Communications pointed to a host of important ways churches can leverage the cloud to their advantage. These solutions may make it easier for church workers to share photographs and information while putting together newsletters, as well as to store music or videos for later use. The cloud can also be an excellent tool for keeping spreadsheets and other important documents accurate at all times.
Some churches may opt to use consumer-grade cloud technologies, but for others, it can be highly beneficial to use enterprise technologies. The more involved these projects become, the greater the importance of engaging in migration with the assistance of remote dba experts.
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