Tuesday 18 June 2013

Why Cloud Storage is so Useful

Lots of offices are turning to cloud storage as a way to store and access all of their documents. Cloud storage is a handy way to be able to get to all of your work in one place without having to sign in and out of different computers or go into work to email yourself an important document on your day off. For many offices, there is no turning back from cloud storage, and there are lots of reasons for this.
Firstly, it reflects the growing need for many workers to be able to access their work anywhere, anytime. As the traditional office set up becomes less and less popular and more staff opt to work from home or out of the office, or choose their own flexible hours, it’s important to have a way to access everything you need easily. Cloud storage makes it very easy to find whatever you’ve been working on in a flash, whether you’re in the office, on the train, at home or anywhere else in the world.
Another reason cloud storage is useful is that your company only needs to pay for the storage it uses. It means you don’t have to spend a fortune on a vast amount of storage you don’t need, making it especially cost-effective for smaller businesses who still want to operate a more flexible way of working.
One major benefit for lots of offices is that the burden of backing up data and performing updates on storage software is taken out of their hands and handed over to the company hosting their cloud storage. This means that you can always be reassured that your data is being backed up regularly, minimising panics when something goes awry, and no long waits in the office for everything to update, so you can get on with what you need to do and let someone else deal with the technical issues.
Cloud storage has a major advantage over the standard method of saving work onto an individual computer or internal computer network because it means that when you wake up in a cold sweat at 3am about a glaring error you’ve made in a crucial document, you can sort it out on your phone there and then, or if you’re on a business trip and find yourself with a corrupted copy of your vitally important presentation, you can log in to the cloud storage space to pick up a working copy even if you’re hundreds of miles away.
Steven Harvey is a business productivity consultant who regularly extols the virtues in taking advantage of cloud storage facilities

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