Change How You Do Business With Cloud Computing
This is a guest post by
Rosa Smith, blogger
With the increasing popularity of social networks, blogs, web-based email systems, and other applications you use to keep your business connected online, it’s becoming harder to find enough space for everything on your hard drive and you are probably looking for a way to change how you do business.
You can add external drives to pick up the slack, but even this solution has its limits.
A more practical solution when it comes to finding the extra space you need to keep your business connected is cloud computing.
Cloud computing is the process of accessing your data via a remote server.
This means that your physical data isn’t stored on your hard drive, which means that everything runs faster and you can do more stuff.
Now, how does this relate to your business?
Cloud Computing Services for Business
Businesses, large and small, are beginning to realize the benefits of cloud computing for business purposes.
Cloud computing vendors provide added security by monitoring all data from real-time locations to ensure it is kept safe from viruses and other attacks.
Common services a cloud vendor offers a business include:
This service allows you to purchase the software you need for your business as you need it.
You save money since you’re only paying for applications you actually need and use.
This service provides you with the tools you need to build custom software and applications for your business.
Users are walked through the design process, so it’s not as complicated as it may seem.
This option requires a little more work, but it’s still cheaper than having a full IT staff.
This option allows you to purchase the entire infrastructure, from servers to software.
This is a more expensive option that will let you change how you do business, but it still allows you to have more control over how your network operates.
One of the biggest drains on a business is dealing with downtime.
Troubleshooting problems with your network can be frustrating and time-consuming.
Cloud computing presents a alternative to traditional software options.
Cloud computing eliminates technical problems on your part.
Most services check servers on their end for viruses and other technical issues on a regular basis.
This allows you to worry about running your business without having to deal with behind-the-scenes technical issues.
Maximize Work Output
Aside from cutting costs, operating your business in the cloud can boost your overall output.
Since you’re no longer limited to your physical hard drive space, you can store more data.
All information is easy to access when you need it.
This also means that you don’t have to allocate resources to budget for IT staff.
You can keep your focus on the resources you need for your business instead of worrying about keeping your server running.
Better Customer Management
If you are in New York working on a project for a client who happens to live Los Angeles, you can still show them details of what you’re doing by storing data in the cloud.
Since the server is remote, it can be accessed by anybody authorized to access it.
This includes employees in other locations and clients who need to view certain documents.
Real-time data can be viewed anywhere there is an Internet connection.
This is a major advantage when it comes to doing business in the 21st century.
Once you remove the burden of hardware and software from your business computers and shift it to a remote server, a whole new world of possibilities opens up.
You can share information and resources in a way that was unheard of just a decade ago.
In a business world that is increasingly global and more competitive, cloud computing presents an affordable way to put the focus of your business back on doing business.
On-premises software still has its place.
Cloud computing isn’t meant to replace your entire computer network but it will change how you do business.
It’s more than just another solution for data storage.
Welcome to life in the cloud!
If you are changing, or already have changed, the way you do business and are using the cloud, what other benefits have you discovered in the process? Please share them with us in the comments below!
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