Cloud storage is a service that allows data to be maintained, managed and backed up from a remote location via the internet. There are several benefits for businesses associated with cloud storage, including:
- Employees can work from anywhere. Cloud storage services allow for users to store files online so that they can be accessed from virtually any device, from almost anywhere in the world that has an IP connection.
- Employees, vendors and business partners can all avoid emailing each other large files that require significant bandwidth. Instead, files can be shared over the internet, by merely sending a link to the recipient, such that they can then download the necessary file directly to their device.
- Cloud storage can easily be setup to automatically back up business data at a remote location in set intervals. This eliminates the need for users to remember to back up their individual files and data, and also helps ensure that in the event of a disaster, your recovery time is minimal, as data can quickly be restored using duplicate copies from the cloud.
- Organizations can often reduce annual operating costs by integrating cloud storage solutions into their IT infrastructure. Because storage space is scalable, organizations only pay for the amount of storage space needed at any given time. This means that as your business grows, your storage space can also grow to meet demands. Gone are the days where you are forced to decide whether your organization should forego additional business or make a costly investment in additional hardware and storage systems. Furthermore, routine server maintenance and operating costs are minimized and in some cases totally eliminated!
While cloud storage may not be right for every organization, many businesses do benefit from cloud based storage services. Let the team at ATB Technologies help you determine if cloud store is right for your business. If so, we will help you identify what the best cloud storage option is based on your organization’s specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about how cloud storage can work for you, 314-878-4166.