Cloud computing and cloud services are vague terms to describe a wide range of applications, servers, or services that are hosted on the internet and available from virtually any internet connected computing device. Many of you may already be “in the Cloud.” If your email is not hosted on one of your company’s local servers it is probably cloud based. Email is one of the most common cloud based services. Cloud based backup is quickly becoming the norm as well as it removes the human interaction of taking the companies backup off-site on a tape or drive and has become very economical. Perhaps you have heard of or even used Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, or SalesForce. All are cloud based applications. Some companies go as far as running their servers and workstations at a remote data center resulting in a complete cloud infrastructure.
We can assist you in finding the right balance of traditional and cloud services that would maximize the benefit for your company. If any of the following scenarios describes your company’s situation, you may want to steer towards the clouds.
• Multiple locations where employees need to share data
• Mobile workers
• Staff that works from home
• The need for minimal downtime during a disaster
• A new business or business with outdated technology that wants to avoid a large initial investment
Are Cloud Solutions right for your company?
Cloud services for small and medium-sized businesses will usually take the form of simple data storage (called Infrastructure as a Service—think GMail) or both software provisioning and data storage (Software as a Service—think MS Office 365). Is either solution right for your entire business, or part of your business bookkeeping and payroll?
There are many pros and cons to consider. Call us at (856) 266-9740 to discuss how we can help you decide and how we can implement your cloud services.