What is Cloud Computing?
Also known as SaaS – or ‘Software as a Service’, the Cloud offers instant access to adapted technology without the need for on-site servers. It is essentially a way for business to manage and procure applications, along with data and information, as a service.
The Cloud usually offers greater bandwidth to the Internet than onsite servers can and have very little risk of downtime. It’s a convenient way to access services without the need for physical hardware located at your site.
The Cloud is a flexible and central approach that many businesses prefer as an alternative to the traditional way of accessing applications - using third party downloads, onsite or local installations.
It reduces the need to store information on physical devices, such as your PC, mobile or gadget and information is instantly accessible via The Cloud.
Through use of the Cloud, you can reverse the need to install dedicated software or download necessary applications and software that business has relied on in the past. This need is removed, freeing up vital resources on your equipment and helping to save costs on fuel and energy.
Your First Steps into the Cloud – Email
Business today relies on the flexibility of employees being able to communicate effectively, irrespective of their location.
The first move into the Cloud for some is by opting to take an email option initially, with a view to assessing its uses and merging the rest of the business processes into the Cloud later.
Reduced Storage Costs - Firstly, storage costs money and takes space. Cloud based solutions are extremely scalable – they can grow with your business without the need for additional onsite storage.
No Hefty Investment - Budgets for ownership of equipment onsite mean capital expense for hardware and software solutions. Moving email to the cloud can shift this to a lower operating expense because there is no sizeable initial investment, with all costs usually charged on basis monthly
No Responsibility for Maintenance - IT departments, monitoring and constant maintenance is costly, especially when business needs 24/7 cover. Through use of Service Level Agreements, service providers are able to keep businesses covered and risk free.
Finding Out More – Cloud Based Email Solutions for Small to Large Business
We invite our readers to contact us with any questions regarding email solutions and moving forward with cloud-based solutions that can grow with your business.