Cloud computing or “The Cloud” refers to immediate storage servers that are accessed across the internet. The cloud is not a physical entity, instead is a widespread network of remote servers that are located worldwide, linked together to operate as a single ecosystem.
What does this mean for businesses today? “The Cloud” allows us to store files through the internet rather than on a particular device. Given the continuous technology upgrades (hello, iPhone 11), the ability to store important documents online is revolutionary for a business, as it means you no longer have to continuously transfer your documents manually. If you’re wondering how cloud computing can help your business, these are our top 5 ways cloud storage can improve your business efficiency.
Integrating cloud systems into your business is a completely customisable process. Service providers offer methods that can be adapted to your business needs, presenting your business with a system that works for you and your customers. This then opens doors to creating a flexible work environment as now you and your team have the ability to access all of your work documentation and systems on any device. As well as this, documents can be shared with any customer where permissions are granted.
2. Work remotely
Cloud-based programs can be utilised anytime and in any location, making working remotely more manageable. Working remotely for your business means you can stay on top of projects and communications with your team even when you’re out of the office, with the added ability to collaborate using video or audio calls, and document share.
3. Work from any device
Ditch the USB, and use a URL to access the documents you need to work efficiently. URLs allow you to utilise cloud computing on any device. Therefore data and documents can be accessed on smart phones, laptops or desktop computers all within the seamless environment “The Cloud” provides.
4. Effective collaboration
A major benefit of “The Cloud” is that it allows users to easily share and contribute to documents. This means your business can create boundaries where needed, or remove roadblocks between people who need to collaborate. This overall improves your business communications, as departments or colleagues can contribute to or view the same documents with ease – and often with real-time updates.
5. Global business
Before cloud computing became accessible, it was nearly impossible for small businesses to efficiently expand outside of their local communities. Due to its flexible nature, “The Cloud” can be accessed anywhere at anytime, therefore, if you have a small business and want to expand your business to go global, cloud computing is essential in this process. Updating and transferring documents in real-time is essential to support this growth.
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