A New Way of Doing Business
Cloud computing is to small business as roads are to cars. In order to move to the next level of success you must travel on a road, and that is what cloud computing can do for a small business. It provides the foundation for a business to grow technologically without the associated high costs of hardware, software, maintenance and IT support. Cloud computing is a method of allowing your files to be stored and handled by an outside (3rd party) Server Farm. These Farms guarantee the safety of your data and files, while you work on your desktop like you normally do. You do not see or feel a difference in how you work.
What is cloud computing?
What is cloud computing? Everyone in the technology world is talking about it… and a lot of people in the business world are asking the same question, “What is cloud computing, and what does it mean for my business?” Cloud computing platforms are growing in popularity, but why? Most IT departments are forced to spend a significant portion of their time on frustrating implementation, maintenance, and upgrade projects that too often don’t add significant value to the company’s bottom line. Increasingly, IT teams are turning to cloud computing technology to minimize the time spent on lower-value activities and allow IT to focus on strategic activities with greater impact on the business.
We won’t hold your data hostage
You never lose control of your documents. You will keep them in your possession. You simply scan them to be digitized and viewed only by those you give permission to. You never give up access to your data files. You won’t have to worry that someone forgot to backup your company computers. Your data is your data and we will not hold it hostage.
There are many more reasons why you should consider cloud computing.
- Low overhead: Upgrades, maintenance and system administration (IT support) take place on the Farms (in the clouds) and are managed by the cloud service provider.
- Ease of access at anytime, and from anywhere: Cloud computing is “always on”. Clients can access the cloud any time, day or night; from any browser, desktop or mobile device, around the globe, 24×7, all you need is a internet connection. Cafe & free WI-FI sites are not recommended for cloud computing, although you can use them to access your cloud.
- High availability: Cloud service providers build their servers to provide application-level access and availability with commitment rates of nearly 99.5% availability, and data security that most small businesses cannot afford.
- Security: Disaster recovery and back-up is automatically provided by the Cloud service provider, Clients will never have to worry about their data being compromised, lost, or unrecoverable. Cloud computing hierarchy is sophisticated enough to handle one user with full rights to files and folders, to several users with security rights down to individual document levels.
- Fast deployment: Other applications can be added as needed, such as CRM, Data & Document Management and switching to ERP systems more rapidly. Data files can easily be re-deployed back to your local computers anytime you wish to stop cloud computing.
- Optimized performance: The cloud adjusts to your performance needs, dynamically assigning broadband bandwidth whenever and wherever you need it, automatically adjusting to users logging in and out. You should not feel any loss of performance or productivity when cloud computing. (Also dependent on level of service provided by your own internet provider).
- Low Cost pricing: No major up-front investment in hardware or software. You benefit from better cash flow and far greater IT flexibility. My Staff Your Staff can quickly and easily convert local based clients to the Cloud for a small setup fee and a slight increase in monthly fees.
- Energy savings: Cloud computing reduces your Carbon footprint as well as your electric consumption which can save quite a bit in hardware, office space and utilities for a thriving, growing small business.