What you need to know about the one technology launching businesses into success.
The cloud offers the latest in technological advancements – at a fraction of the cost of what it would take to match its capabilities. And while most people have heard of the cloud, many do not know what it can offer to them as individuals, as employees, or to the business they work for.
Simply stated, the “cloud” is a metaphor for the internet. And, like the internet:
When someone says: “My QuickBooks Desktop is in the cloud.” What they’re really saying is: “I can open the full-featured desktop version of QuickBooks from any laptop, desktop, smartphone, or tablet.”
When you move your software to the cloud, it immediately gains features that make it easier, safer, and faster to use.
The data housed in the cloud is stored in multiple secure locations around the country – meaning it’ll be ready-to-work when you are.
It doesn’t matter if you access the cloud from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or workstation – the software will look and work the same as the desktop version you’re used to.
Putting software in the cloud means getting an enterprise-level security team, whose responsibilities include making sure the cloud stays accessible to those who need it – and inaccessible to those who don’t – 24/7/365.
Rather than send email attachments, physically receive files, or (we’ve heard) get a stack of receipts from a client – you can grant cloud access and limit permissions to those responsible for providing information.
Software that is hosted in the cloud automatically updates to the latest available version.
Every type of computer has a limited amount of space on it. After a lot of software installations and file saving, it will start slowing down. If a business has the resources, it may solve this problem by storing data in-house on a server, external hard drive, or USB. Without proper security measures however, USBs, external hard drives, and in-house servers are all high-risk solutions.
By moving your software off your computer and into the cloud, you automatically gain space to save, store, and run. Your computer’s performance will be faster, you’ll be able to store everything you need in one place, and ultimately – get your job done quicker.
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