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The Top Five Benefits of Cloud Computing

It is always better to know exactly how cloud computing is able to improve your office, production & overall quality of service

Storing important information around the office has always been the go-to format for saving essential data. Of course, having it somewhere on hand provides peace of mind, as you know it is literally held within your building, so when someone needs a hard copy, you are able to go out and locate this exact content for them. However, there are so many other problems you might run into with localized storage, so whether you are having an office holiday party and someone accidentally spills a drink over a stack of files, or while organizing your business an individual drops a computer, completely damaging the hard drive forever, you don't have to completely panic and wonder how you will ever obtain the files again. Instead of dealing with any or all of these situations, you just need to utilize cloud computing. Companies, such as Governor Business Solutions has the professional cloud computing assistance you might need, but before you go and sign up for the services, it is always better to know exactly how cloud computing is able to improve your office, production and overall quality of service. Here are the top five benefits of cloud computing and why they can improve your office:

Access Content Anywhere
With cloud computing, there never is a problem with locating and obtaining files you might need. While using a traditional form of file storage, you either need to be on location in order to locate the necessary document, or you need someone inside the office to email or fax the content to you. All of this takes time and, should you have a quickly approaching meeting, you might not have the ability to obtain these documents in time. Instead, with cloud computing, as long as you have an Internet connection, you are always able to log onto your cloud account, open up files directly onto any Internet connected device (such as smartphones, tablets or computers) and choose to view the material from right off the Internet or download it to your device and use it this way.

Never Lose Data
Over time, hard drives in an office network will fail. There really is nothing you can do about it. To avoid losing data, you need to continually transfer files to new hard drives, which in turn becomes expensive. Eventually, you are likely to lose files. With cloud computing, this is never a problem, and you will always have the ability to access the files without a problem.

Pay for What You Need
With a cloud computing service, you simply pay for the amount of storage space you need and the number of users. After that, it is easy to upgrade whenever you need to. With an internal network, you need to purchase what you believe you might eventually use, which means you'll have open storage space you are not using, which increases your expenses drastically over time.

Cut Down on Network Expenses
When running a business network, you need a complete IT team on hand to run it, not to mention all of the upkeep it takes to monitor a business network. Cloud computing allows you to save money by basically renting out the Internet-based service, instead of constantly buying new equipment and upgrading your current hardware.

Downsize When You Need to
Sometimes you might no longer need a certain amount of space. With cloud services, you can reduce your monthly services, while you probably can't return networking equipment after you have purchased it.

For any and all of your cloud computing needs, make sure to contact only a cloud computing specialist, that is willing to help you walk through any sort of question or issue you might have.

More Stories By Brittany Yanos

Brittany Yanos is a current student at the University of Michigan and working for Governor Business Solutions as the Digital Marketing Analyst. Over the past year, she has been blogging for Governor Business Solutions, focusing on several different topics. Topics such as: Barcode technology, Cloud Computing, Managed Print Solutions, Document Security, Imaging Solutions, printers (Wide Format, LaserJet, Multi-Function Printers, and Printer Repair). Find out more about Brittany on her LinkedIn, here.

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