Demystifying the ‘cloud’ for business owners
Like any relatively new concept, the ‘cloud’ may have created some confusion for business owners.
The cloud just refers to a data storage system that is now tangible. In the ‘old days’ data storage was on hard drives, servers, USB drives, floppy disks, CDs etc. Now there is the option to access much larger storage system that is hosted, for the end user, online.
Using the cloud to store your data has a range of benefits, including:
- The ability to easy share information and track file versions
- Avoid loss of data due to acts of mother nature or malicious attacks or human error
- Flexibility in where you access your data
- Cost efficiencies from not having to maintain expensive servers
- Automatics software updates
Here at EBS we have embraced the positive changes the cloud has enabled us to make, both for our own business operations and for the business operations of our clients.
Internally it has allowed us to develop extremely effective processes and procedures and externally it has enabled us to work more efficiently and transparently. We use cloud-based software such as Xero, MYOB , Workflow Max, Docusign, Office 365 and Dropbox to deliver a high level of service and functionality for our client base and leverage our specialist knowledge.
So whilst the ‘cloud’ can be made to seem complex, when you break it down it is an incredible technological advancement which has the ability to transform a business.
Love Miss EBS xx
If you would like to work with a business who embraces the cloud, give us a call to discuss how we can work with you!
- Posted by admin
- On March 30, 2016
- 0 Comments