The “cloud” is a term for storing and moving data through the internet using multiple servers. Cloud computing is a way to access your files, programs, and email virtually.
The more traditional way of access is where you have programs and files (maybe even your email) on your desktop, and they are stored on a local server that connected employees can access.
Advantages of cloud computing
Cloud computing offers you more versatility in your work environment. Since it’s not dependent on connection to a local server, you can access your files, folders, programs, and email from different locations and different computers.
Damage to your office server, from something like a tornado, can lead to losing access to needed data. Cloud computing provides an extra level of safety in preserving your data since it stores your data on a server at an offsite location.
Safety is something to consider when relying on the internet for data access. But the high-level cybersecurity measures used by most cloud hosting companies take away some of the burden of maintaining local protection. The added encryption protects your data transfers from hackers.
Cloud computing software is also updated automatically. This saves you the time of having to update many applications manually across all of your computers.
Cost savings is another advantage of cloud computing. You don’t have to buy large servers that may contain more storage than you need. With cloud computing, you only pay for the storage you need. The increased efficiency of being able to access files from any internet-connected device also saves you time in getting projects completed.
Do you need help setting up cloud computing for your organization? We can help your business get connected to cloud computing options that fit your organization’s needs best. Contact TeamLogic IT today.