The release of Apple’s iCloud has created quite a buzz around the basic consumer community. While many consumers remain skeptical of clouds, many don’t realize that they have been in use for years and that clouds are becoming increasingly important in the way we use the Internet. Clouds not only provide greater connectivity which is becoming more and more of a necessity, but they also provide heightened security which is ever more important as our lives continue to move to the Internet.
Today, many businesses such as education management and even revenue cycle healthcare management businesses are now saving thousands of dollars a year in revenue by moving to virtual offices supported by cloud technologies. Whether you are a business owner or simply a computer gadget enthusiasts there are several reasons why you should be moving to the cloud including:
By using cloud services, you can access any of your information, and even your operating systems, from any of your devices regardless of where you are. All you need is an Internet connection. No more waiting until you get to your home computer or not being able to use that awesome smart phone app on your tablet. With cloud computing you can sync and streamline everything you do making every day tasks easier and helping business run smoothly.
Information stored on single computer or hard drive is always at risk. Not only can these items randomly crash which can cause you to lose all your information – even that which is backed up, but they are also susceptible to hacking which can put your more personal information at a high risk of being stolen. When you store your information and documents into a cloud, they are stored under multiple layers of protection and are essentially completely safe unless the Internet itself collapses.
As mentioned before, more and more businesses are moving to virtual offices to save money on overhead expenses. If you are currently working in an office setting, you should go ahead and familiarize yourself with cloud technologies now because you can guarantee that it is where your office is headed. If you run a business, consider managing your employees off-site through a virtual office. You can greatly reduce the money spent on utilities, office space, and travel, and you will still easily be able to monitor employee productivity and even conduct meetings online.
Using a cloud comes at an incredibly affordable price, and for those only needing one for personal use, the service can be free, as it is with Google Docs, or range in price from $25 to $30. Before you get up in arms about the price, consider the money using a cloud will save you overall. With a cloud, you won’t have to worry about bogging down your computer with documents or high end software. It can all be stored in the cloud saving you from paying for frequent software and hardware updates.
Cloud computing will be the way that we conduct business and day-to-day activities in the future. Clouds provide greater speeds in which we can interact with each other and more efficient avenues for completing computer based tasks. There is no need to send documents to yourself or to employees or clients. With a cloud system, you can completely manage every document and piece of software you have to enhance the experiences associated with all of your gadgets.