Cloud computing is no longer a new thing. It’s been around for a while, and businesses understand the benefits it can bring. Well, let me rephrase that. Big companies understand how to use the cloud to their advantage. (more…)
We’re living in the digital age – and with that comes the uncertainty of it all. There’s no denying that there are some people who are complete whizzes when it come to technology and computers, and the majority of us are actually quite limited when it comes to knowing what to do. When you couple this up with trying to keep everything that we store on a computer, whether personal or private, it’s safe to assume that we don’t know as much as we should – leaving ourselves vulnerable to losing it all. It’s not even a case of misplaced, as you would do with physical files; instead, your documents and software can be lost forever through not following simple protocol within your business and investing in the right outsourced companies to help you keep secure. So how do we go about this? (more…)
Many iPhone owners curse the elusive ‘cloud.’. It seems to pop up, move things, and cause a few too many disruptions. For the most part, our frustration with the thing is user error – we don’t understand it, so we get mad. But, if you take the time to understand how the cloud works, it has amazing business benefits. The good news is, it’s not hard to find advice. Sites like mashable.com can teach you everything you need to know. If you’re not convinced cloud surfing is for you, here’s a list of the main benefits to move your business to the cloud.
Whilst profit margins and the basics of daily operations may completely swamp up your time as the employer of a small company or a large enterprise, the importance of maintaining clever security procedures and safeguarding what your business has already built is of self-evident importance.(more…)
Ever heard of OneDrive? Chances are, if you use Hotmail, you have. OneDrive is Microsoft’s Cloud Storage solution and after I made the move a few months ago, I’m now officially a fan. If you signup you receive a mere 5GB for free, that used to be 15GB, and compared to Google’s 15GB you ask me why should I move? Well, there are a few ways to up your GB’s game with OneDrive. I actually received a 200GB free code with my external hard drive purchase recently, so that was nice. You can invite people to join, and you’ll receive 0,5GB both for free, but that’s only up to 10GB (sign-up here with my code and receive your first extra 0,5 GB). (more…)
The cloud might seem like a nebulous term: and for those of you who are literally minded, it is. But it’s also one of the most, if not the most, important thing to have happened to businesses this decade. As a digital nomad, I could not live without the cloud.
I have access to everything from everywhere, and often it’s cheaper than buying external hard drives and taking those with me all the time. I can’t stress enough how much peace of mind this brings.
I always suggest using this cloud storage solution because you get 5 GB for free (and stay on the free plan if necessary) and you can link your phone on it and it AUTOMATICALLY back-ups your camera roll.
Easy peasy. Phone broken or stolen? No worries, your photos will be in the cloud. And unlike cloud services like iCloud, they never deleted the oldest photos and swaps them with the new ones if you’ve reached your limit.
Not convinced yet to move to the cloud?
Here are some of the benefits you can expect from moving your business + life to the cloud.
Having your own equipment is costly, and can land you in a heap of trouble when it comes to maintenance. But the cloud isn’t like that. Renting space in the cloud is also much cheaper than providing it at your own facility. Cloud providers make use of economies of scale and their expert know-how to bring costs down. Hardware is often up-to-date, and users get a generous amount of space.
Capture All Your Data
As sites like http://www.domaonline.com make clear, capturing all your data is important. Without the cloud, this is difficult. Working remotely becomes super easy when all of a sudden all your work is ‘in the cloud’. And the truth? The more you store, the easier it gets.
Estimates suggest that businesses are at a greater risk of a security breach than ever before. Criminals know the value of company data. And so they’re doing all that they can to access these data themselves. Losing data, or having data stolen and deleted is a critical issue for many major businesses.
The cloud helps to maintain the integrity of data through a couple of methods. The first is that it can be used to disable lost or stolen devices. This is great if an employee loses their phone or laptop on the train, for instance. The second is that all content can be protected according to security clearance. According to cloudwards.net, only certain people can be allocated access to certain data, making it more secure.