Thursday, January 23, 2014
Everyone talks about the cloud, but what is it really and how will it affect you? CLOUD is a fancy word for 'Remote' meaning that the application or process that you are using is loaded 'remotely on a Server somewhere in the world. Until they actually learn how to make Servers float in the air and produce rain or snow - it's just a pretty picture. Server 'Farms' are located all around the world with some companies operating several, some for their own internal use and others for outside use. Microsoft is a great example of this type of use. The software that resides on these Servers is licensed for use to others by paying a monthly subscription. The low price of Monthly subscriptions versus buying a major software package outright, can be tremendous for a small business.
Cloud based programs cover the entire spectrum of needs today in many offices. Everything from Office 365 from Microsoft to Hosted Digital Signage messaging, Remote Back-up, Accounting software and too many to mention here.
BUT, if you are in the market for any type of software or back-up, contact us first with your needs and chances are that we have a low cost solution.