Yes, it can be difficult for the image of a cloud to really conjure up images of security. However, that is exactly what it is doing in the minds of business owners around the world. So, just what is this cloud storage and what can it do for your business?
At its most basic level, cloud storage is simply saving information to the internet. When you save your information in this virtual cloud, you are then able to access it from virtually anywhere in the world and on a variety of different devices, from laptops to smartphones.
By using the cloud, the amount of information you can save is no longer limited by the capacity of your physical hardware. In fact, you are freed from a lot of the problems of your hardware. For example, if your hard drive crashes, your information in the cloud is still safe. Cloud storage can even save you money due to the fact that you will need less hardware in the first place. And since the cloud handles half of the work, the computing power you need to provide is a lot less as well.
The variety of information that can be saved to, and even shared from, the cloud is continually growing. Photos, videos, finances, social media and communications are just a few examples. Many of the needed apps are free and some can even link to each other (think of Tweets being set up to appear on Facebook as well).
With cloud storage, the sky is the limit on the possibilities open to you and your business. Bank vaults have nothing on the cloud!