Why should my office use the cloud?
Advantages of using cloud computing to store your company’s data.
When you work in an office it is vital that you back up all of your essential work. Today most offices have switched to more modern storage methods such as portable hard drives, memory sticks and simple desktop folders. Others still use the traditional method of printing and filing, however this is wasteful and not very cost effective.
There is an alternative to both however, cloud computing has enabled companies and people all over the world to save their work safely. The basic principles of cloud computing are that everything is saved on remote servers and you can access them anywhere, any time. This also means that aspects such as physical loss, building fires or accidents and a virus will not affect your data. It is currently the safest way to store data.
However, remember to choose a trusted company with your sensitive information and ensure that you have all the correct safety measures in place. Firms such as Amazon, Google and Apple all have decent cloud computing platforms and each offer a certain amount of free service.
What’s more, if you have a mobile device such as an iPad or smart phone you can access your files from the cloud. This simple cross compatibility of files is one of the main aspects that draws companies into storing files on the cloud. Subsequently this also means that it is very easy for each office worker to access necessary files as long as they have the correct passwords. This will save on both time and reduce the amount of stress that comes with trying to physically locate a file or folder.
The added financial aspect is also attractive. Using the cloud means that you effectively cut down on paper usage and don’t have to pay for mobile devices and their maintenance. Before you choose a platform take a look at all the options available and decide which best suits your company.