The cloud is a technology that’s taking the business world by storm. Most organizations take advantage of some form of the cloud or another, be it for data storage, email hosting, or application deployment. Either way, it’s clear that the cloud is a technology that your business should be investing in, especially if you want to stay current in an increasingly competitive environment.
What we refer to as the cloud is basically a computer system that stores and deploys your business’s information across an online infrastructure– all via the Internet. You can think of it as someone else’s computer that’s managed and maintained by professional IT technicians, all so you don’t have to. The cloud can be used for many purposes, including the following:
Depending on your business’s specific needs, your cloud solution will likely be much different from the typical “one size fits all” model. There are many different types of cloud computing, but there’s only one right fit for your business. Your needs will be dependent on how much control you want over your data, as well as how much responsibility you want to have for the upkeep and maintenance of your cloud infrastructure.
To help you understand what type of cloud computing solution your business needs, consider asking yourself the following questions:
Of course, you could always invest in a hybrid cloud solution that’s designed to offer you the control of a private cloud, with the minimal management of a public cloud. Doing so can help your business fully leverage the cloud in a way which best identifies with your specific needs.
For more information about the cloud and what it can do for your business, give us a call at (973) 882-4644.