You’ve probably heard ‘the cloud’ bandied about as a buzzword, it’s become almost as commonplace as ‘synergy’ in today’s business environment. The next question most people ask is what ‘the cloud’ is, and why it’s important for their business. Cloud based solutions remove much of the need for on premises physical hardware to host a variety of applications. This can take many forms; most people are familiar with cloud hosted email (like Gmail or iCloud) but a whole variety of technologies can be hosted in the cloud.
With cloud solutions, you will:
- Remove fear of lost data when and if your computer crashes.
- Improve the security of your information, protecting it from disaster – or theft.
- Make your data and applications accessible to employees, so they can work and response no matter where they are.
- Enhance team collaboration with shared resources and information.
- Find and share the information you need throughout the workday, even when you’re gone from the office.
Cloud hosted phone systems have removed the need for onsite PBX servers. Cloud hosted backup solutions, sometimes referred to as Disaster Recover as a Service (DRaaS) securely store backup data in an offsite location, removing the need for costly physical backup media. Microsoft 365 hosts email in the cloud, but also offers access to web-based and local versions of all the Office software you use daily, like Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) can be used through a variety of cloud hosting providers, like Microsoft Azure, to host cloud-based versions of servers, firewalls, and switches. Since all the above technologies leverage virtual versions of formerly physical appliances, the cloud offers small to mid-sized business a tremendous scale advantage.
Rather than be forced to replace physical hardware or purchase additional physical copies of software as your business grows, the cloud can be leveraged to scale with your business—instantly. Let Kazmarek Technology Solutions show you how the cloud can be used to bring greater efficiencies, economies of scale, and scalable best-practice solutions to your business today!