Gone are the days of setting up a download and then going to wash the dishes, fold the clothes, finish office work, or whatever you could fit into the hours it took to download one article. There’s a time of cloud-based storage; no more dial-up and floppy diskettes are so old, most school children have no idea what use they ever could have held.
Yet, for a lot of us, this seems almost like yesterday. Technology is moving on, and it’s a good idea to keep up. The Cloud is not brand new, but new enough that companies have not yet explored all its potential benefits of cloud-based storage.
The Benefits of Cloud-Based Storage
Below are a few of those benefits of cloud-based storage for a business.
1. Ultimate Backups
In any business, there are new files almost every day and files being added to even more often. Paper files can get lost, misplaced, and unfortunately, almost never survive a fire. These files are almost always vital to the running of a business, and the loss of them can prove detrimental.
The Cloud is an online storage facility at the very least. Companies are always looking to keep information safe and can take advantage of cloud-based storage, the days of backing up your files to a hard drive, floppies, or flash drive are quickly becoming outdated (floppy disks already are.) Saving your important specks to the Cloud ensures their safety and a lot less stress for your business if there is a disaster.
2. Work From Anywhere
Our increasingly busy lives put us constantly on the move. It’s a luxury, indeed, to have a home computer. Even more so to be home long enough to use it. The life of a businessman can require them to travel out of state or country, be at several meetings in several different places in one day, or that they take work home, occasionally.
In any of those cases, having your business linked to the Cloud allows you and your employees to access their work, day or night, no matter where they might happen to be. This relieves the excuses of not being able to find files, not being able to access files and even alleviates the issue of being off the clock for you workaholics.
3. Automatic Updates
There’s one thing many people don’t know about or think about when it comes to Cloud computing: the Cloud has its servers. They are out of sight and out of mind.
Because they are an entity all on their own, those that maintain them take care of all the software updates, including the security updates. With this in place, you and your company can focus more on the information and less on how to keep it safe.
Cloud computing is not the way of the future, but the idea of now. Need to convince the boss? Refer to these advantages often.