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Is Your Head in the Clouds?
If you’re running a small to medium sized business, you’ve probably heard of cloud computing.
Depending on your field of work, it can seem like a technological solution or an unreasonable expense; but the fact of the matter is that it’s here to stay and will only be growing more prevalent. That being said, is it right for you? Scaleable software allows for applications ranging from a personal backup (iCloud, Dropbox) to enterprise level solutions (Asigra) with capabilities including around the clock support and instant file transfers. Here at The Data Vault we’re strong supporters of the notion that this emerging technology can reduce your costs in the long run and is worth the investment – here are a few reasons why:
With cloud computing, it’s possible to keep track of what’s happening at your business at any time. By allowing you to log in remotely through an internet based application, you can be away from the office but still maintain a viable presence virtually. In addition to the monitoring capabilities, the efficiencies created by having a shared workspace where any employee can access shared files (even when out of the workplace) are enormous.
By negating the necessity of purchasing servers and the costly infrastructure to support them, small businesses can save money by using cloud computing services. In addition, scaleability allows for growth without the need for major upgrades to your current system to handle the additional workload.
As mentioned above, since cloud computing generally occurs through a web based portal, work can be completed anywhere with a stable internet connection.
Data Storage/Disaster Recovery
One of the original reasons cloud computing was developed was for backing up large amounts of data off-site in case of a disaster occurring at a physical business location. Since work can be backed up almost instantaneously, in most cases it is possible to have information back quickly and securely with minimal disruption to workflow.
Hopefully these points helped boil down the rationale behind adopting cloud computing systems; despite it’s appearance as an arcane technology the benefits to businesses (and consumers) can be quite straightforward. As a certified Asigra partner, The Data Vault Cloud services we provide are able to fit a business of any size; feel free to contact us if you have any questions or are interested in exploring your options!