What Is the Cloud?
The “cloud” is an umbrella term that refers to a sizable collection of internet-accessible services, including servers, storage solutions, and software programs. Surprisingly, cloud servers aren’t actually located in the sky—they’re located in massive data centers all over the world. This “outsourced” system allows companies and their users to store and access data from almost any device.
So to say, instead of storing a file on your own computer’s hard drive, it could be stored in the cloud and accessed from anywhere. Common cloud storage solutions include Google Drive and iCloud, where data can be stored and accessed from any device, anytime, anywhere, with varying levels of security depending on your particular needs.
Benefits of Cloud Communication
The accessibility of cloud computing is just one of the many benefits of this cutting-edge technology, so let’s review a handful of other benefits:
Let’s be honest: Remote work is becoming more and more popular by the day. Why? One of the reasons is advancements in cloud computing. You and your employees no longer need to be bound to desks or cubicles, because cloud communications supply chat features, video conferencing, file sharing, and digital phone systems.
Another benefit of cloud computing is cost management. Maintaining on-site servers and phone systems can be expensive, but cloud communication systems can be scaled to fit your budget. Additionally, cloud systems often come bundled with other technology services and support solutions, which are sold at monthly or yearly subscription rates. These packages can often be scaled depending on how many employees you have or what kind of services you need.
Storage & Security
It’s a simple fact that files take up storage space. Whether it’s digital storage on your own hard drive or physical storage in a file room, data must be kept somewhere.
Physical storage presents its own set of issues—fire hazards, flood damage, insects…the list goes on. No matter how “secure” your physical files are, they’re prone to physical damage as well.
Digital storage is a safer, more secure option, but local storage is itself prone to corruption—or worse, hacking. When files are stored in the cloud, however, they’re locked behind complex layers of digital security such as firewalls, encryption, and passwords. Accessible to those with privilege, hidden from those without.
At TCI we bring you the very best we have to offer and that means putting our customers first. Our job is only done when you are satisfied with your new solution. Whether you need someone to keep an eye on your networks, provide quick service and remote access, integrate digital security or you want to move your business into the cloud, TCI will have a success-focused solution for your company.