How to Use The Cloud for Your Small Business
Posted on: April 4th, 2019
As a small business, it can be difficult to know the best way to store your information.
However, many small businesses are utilising the cloud as a central location to store data due to significant benefits over other alternatives, such as hardware on-site. These benefits include reduced costs, flexibility, and ease of use.
Below are some of the ways that small businesses can use the cloud.
Backup Your Data
Small businesses can utilise the cloud to backup all their data. The cloud is far more secure than storing everything on-site, as systems can fail or natural disasters can occur, resulting in loss of data. The cloud automatically backups up your data and stores is off-site where it will be safe from potential threats. At onPlatinum ICT, we store all cloud backups in multiple locations, so its safe if disaster strikes at one of our data centres.
Store Large Files
Many businesses have large amounts of images and video stored on their computers. Using the cloud ensures that these large files are stored off-site, which frees up hard drive space on staff computers for files used daily. You will no longer need to worry about full computer storage and having to either delete older files to free up space or buy more expensive hardware.
Share Information Easily
Say goodbye to the days of emailing large files between employees and wasted time waiting for them to send through. Documents can be shared easily between staff by merely sending a link or the location of the file.
Create a Mobile Office
In a small business, you may often find yourself out of the office running errands and in meetings. Implementing cloud technology will allow you to access all of your information on your mobile devices and work on-the-go. Many applications used, such as Microsoft Office, have mobile applications that will enable you to access and update your files from anywhere.
Plan for Future Growth
The cloud is highly scalable, allowing small businesses to cost-effectively upgrade their storage as needed. It eliminates the substantial up-front costs of purchasing additional hardware. The cloud enables companies to gradually upgrade your plan as needed, as your business continues to grow.
Small businesses are making the change to cloud technologies to improve ease of use for staff and significantly reduce upfront costs. If your small business is interested in utilising the cloud, onPlatinum ICT can help transform the way you do business with customised and cost-effective cloud technologies. Find out more about our cloud technology here.
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