Cloud storage was thought to be unsecure, incompatible, a waste of time, and just another fad by many business owners.
Since major role-players came on board such as:
Working in the cloud and cloud storage has become more commonplace in day to day business.
Cloud storage makes the process of working in multiple locations at any time and collaborating with anyone anywhere in the world, a common practice today.
Contrary to popular belief in the olden days, cloud storage is safer:
As long as you have an internet connection, you can access and work on your data anywhere, anytime.
When you use cloud storage, the data you store is encrypted and broken into pieces. These pieces are distributed over thousands of servers across multiple datacenters across the world.
The chances of hackers finding every piece of your encrypted information are very unlikely.
The suppliers of Cloud storage solutions have non-disclosure agreements in place with their hosting suppliers, so your information is safe. They also have agreements in place to ensure that the data centers:
Although the list is very short, it gives a broad overview of datacenters.
In the old days, (I am literally talking about 15years ago), our top of the line computers came standard with 40GB of data storage space, and we were blown away by the speed and storage capacity.
Fast forward to today and the standard storage capacity has increased to 1TB.
Our ever increasing need for data and data storage has increase the need for ever more places and means of storing data.
Many of the cloud storage solutions available today start you off with 30GB of free storage. You then upgrade or buy more capacity as needed. Different suppliers offer different rates per GB. It’s best to shop around and find one that suits your needs.
If all else fails, get in touch with us, and we’ll gladly recommend a cloud storage provider.
We all make use of a number of different file types during our day to day work. All of the cloud storage suppliers I came across have a means to synchronize files from your desktop or other device to their cloud storage facility.
Some have a downloadable application which makes the synchronization as simple as a drag and drop into a file on the desktop, or via a backup program to a network/website location.
Either way, cloud storage just makes so much more sense in our turbulent times. I say turbulent times, because we never know where we’ll end up tomorrow. We also never know when we’ll need a piece of information we may have jotted down somewhere.
I never use paper anymore, because there’s Evernote.
The thing I like about cloud storage; is that there aren’t any contracts. You pay for what you need, month to month and you can cancel at any time.
As long as you have an internet connection, you can have your data on hand wherever you are. Most of the cloud storage solutions have software which allows you to work offline, and when you go online again, it automatically synchronizes any changes you made back to the cloud.
Working anywhere is a reality and we can collaborate in real time with anyone anywhere.
It takes business global and only limited by your imagination.
For tips, guidance and advice on all of the cloud storage solutions out there, and possible applications in your business, give us a call on 082 765 8240. We’ll come demo some practical applications that you can use cloud storage for.
Technoserv Technology Solutions 2018