Cloud computing. You’ve heard of it, but you might be thinking “where is this cloud and how does it work?” We’ve been hearing from customers – both business and residential – who are making the switch to cloud-based systems. If you’d like to learn more about how the cloud works, and how it will change the way you work, we’ve got you covered.
What is cloud computing?
For starters, using cloud-based systems allows you to store and access data, software, and programs via the internet instead of using physical storage drives. The technology is quick, user-friendly, secure, affordable, and flexible. You can access it anywhere, anytime as long as you have internet access.
Cloud computing is a very attractive solution especially for businesses that have offices, employees, properties and remote work situations that occur in different physical locations. With the right devices and a stable internet connection, anyone in the company can access the same programs, systems and information they need to do business.
Benefits of using cloud computing
In a world where even the smallest business can have clients and provide work from anywhere and for anyone in the world, cloud-based systems offer the resources required for efficient business that is easy to use and can adapt to fit any budget.
Everyone from a large corporation who does business throughout California, the United States and Europe to a home office-based entrepreneur with clients and colleagues working from remote locations can benefit from the connection, communication and resource management benefits that cloud systems offer.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Reduced expenditures: No need for expensive hardware, storage or archiving systems, software licenses for every single computer, and fully staffed IT departments to support it all.
- Saves time while improving collaboration: Widespread teams can access pertinent information and collaborate on projects in real time.
- Greater flexibility for working from home or wherever you need to be with ability to access your virtual office anywhere.
- Data safety: Accidents, fire, natural disasters, can be catastrophic if company data is all stored in one location. Cloud computing and storage protects crucial data with virtual backups that save you time, stress and money.
What do I need to access the cloud?
The cloud system is only as strong as your connection to it. In order to achieve maximum productivity, homes and businesses must have the right hardware and software in place to use a cloud system – starting with fast and secure internet access. If you have questions about using the cloud in your office or home, please give us a call. We’ll help you ensure that you have the right setup to keep everything running smoothly.