The cloud provides businesses with all kinds of ways to be more productive throughout the workday, and while it’s great in most cases for companies that want to be more intentional with their infrastructures and budgets, there are certain cloud solutions that will be effective no matter what industry or professional endeavors you pursue.
Before we examine these solutions, we first want to mention that just about any and all computing platforms you can imagine are available through the cloud. Options like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and others provide great opportunities for wide ranges of technology, including big data analytics, virtualization, artificial intelligence platforms, and so on. While you may or may not require these advanced solutions, we think all businesses can benefit from the following services hosted in the cloud:
The type of cloud computing necessary to implement a digital infrastructure was reserved mostly for large enterprises due to the sheer amount of power and resources needed to pull it off. Nowadays, however, all businesses have the ability to implement this type of infrastructure. If a business can’t acquire the tools they need physically, then they most certainly can digitally. Hosting a digital infrastructure in the cloud makes for a great solution for a startup or small business’s needs.
All businesses will require the typical office software, like a word processor, spreadsheet program, presentation tool, and so on. Several productivity suites are available on the market today, and they can be hosted either in-house or in the cloud. If businesses opt for the cloud-based versions, they can be accessed through any connected device, and with seamless integration with other types of communication tools.
Modern communications software is also extremely useful, especially when you implement solutions for remote employees such as cloud-based email, video conferencing, and Voice over Internet Protocol. Access to these tools can help your business be more productive both internally when collaborating and externally with clients.
Your business needs some sort of data storage, so why not consider the cloud to be a viable option for it? You get the added redundancy that comes from cloud-based access. Furthermore, you can scale according to the needs of your business, making the cloud a cost-effective way of storing data no matter how you slice it.
No matter how you want to use the cloud, we can help you use it to the best of your ability. To learn more about what we can do for your business, contact us at (509) 534-1530.
About the author
Sam is a network engineer with a broad range of experience spanning more than 35 years. He wrote is first piece of code in 1979 and has been involved with the industry ever since. For the last 20 years, he has worked for SCW Consulting where he has embraced his passion for network technology and security.
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