In today’s world, there’s a reason cloud solutions are becoming necessary to businesses small and large. Cloud solutions allow your business and your computer(s) to run more quickly and efficiently by allowing all users to connect to a single, private network no matter where they are or what device they are using. Business and personal data can be hosted on the cloud and viewed from both internal computer platforms or verified, external platforms.
The most important piece of the puzzle: data and information hosted on the cloud is securely stored, preventing disastrous losses or unverified views of sensitive information. The upfront costs are minimal, while the long-term gains for your business and your information can be profound. With the ability to increase or decrease the amount of storage on your chosen cloud network at any time, trust the expert team of computer professionals at Dave’s Computers to provide a free consultation to find the cloud solution that is right for you.
What is the Cloud?
It may be hard to truly appreciate cloud-based services and cloud solutions until you understand what they are and how they can have a positive impact on your business and your information. The first thing you should understand about cloud-based services and cloud solutions is that the cloud is not a physical thing. The “cloud” is simply a trendy, technical term for a network of servers that are able to perform different functions. Remember when Adobe Photoshop could be purchased in a box off the shelf? You won’t find those boxes available for purchase anywhere these days, because Adobe moved their creative services to the cloud – users now pay subscription fees to access different Adobe services from Adobe’s cloud network (including Photoshop, InDesign, etc.). Just as Adobe uses the cloud to host their specific programs and services, other cloud networks are geared toward storing data – like photos – or accessing data – like Instagram or Dropbox.
Make more sense? We hope so! It’s also important to realize that you do not need to be the professional in this scenario. The team here at Dave’s Computers is fully-equipped with cloud-based service and IT solution experts that are ready to do the heavy lifting (and thinking!) for you, while making sure we are transparent and supportive in helping you understand as much, or as little, as you want along the way.
What can the Cloud do for me?
With a brief understanding of what the cloud is, we come to the next question: What can the cloud do for me? First of all, moving to the cloud can have significant financial motivations. Businesses and individuals who previously needed to buy and house their own physical equipment to store data – photos, information, programs – can now host on the cloud and only pay for the “room” they are literally using. It’s also quick and simple to increase or decrease the amount of space needed on the cloud as circumstances change.
Next on the benefits list? Accessibility. Ten years ago, you had to buy computer programs off the shelf (literally!), download them to your machine, and physically sit in your office or computer space to utilize them. With cloud computing, you can purchase and access the same programs anywhere and on any device using the Internet.
Cloud computing and cloud-based services can allow you and your business to become more time and cost efficient. If you need more or less resources, you can quickly upgrade/downgrade your cloud services to scale. Need to check in on updates to a certain program while on the road? Hop on your laptop or other device, using WiFi, and access anywhere from the cloud.
The Expert Team at Dave’s Computers
Cloud services offered by the professionals here at Dave’s Computers allow you to collaborate and increase efficiency using the Internet. Whether for business or personal tasks, you will have the power to share, edit, and publish through one private cloud network – anywhere and on many devices. We will ensure that your cloud services are scalable, customized, and cost effective for you or your business. Better yet – these services are hosted exclusively by our team of computer repair professionals, so you’ll never have to worry about the privacy, safety, management, or maintenance of the cloud service itself. We’ll focus on those aspects, so you can get back to focusing on you and your business. Give us a call, email, or visit today for a free cloud solutions consultation!