There are many options for Cloud computing, including different solutions depending on the requirements and size of your company. Finding the optimum solution is very important for the functionality of your business. ABM can assist you with choosing the right solution, implementing and answering any questions you may have.
The Cloud is a sharing and storage platform keeping your data in a specialised location on the internet. This data is accessible anytime, anywhere, from any device if you require. This can save you the expense of purchasing additional infrastructure to store data locally.
These reduced costs have made it the go - to solution for small businesses. Keep in mind that there are solutions for larger companies also. So, what's the catch? It seems to perfect? Here are some things to keep in mind:
There is a per user monthly cost for hosting your email. This means you won't need to store this data in a local environment, removing the requirement for a server.
You can access your data any when, anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection, you may preview or download your documents.
Is included in the price. Your suppliers are only obligated to maintain the service and facilitate where your data is stored. Keep in mind this does not extend to your data, that is your responsibility.
Instead of sending files through email, you can send a web link to the file. This removes the worry about making the file as small as possible and makes the sharing process smoother.
Your company may require more storage, if you reach and exceed your limit you may be charged excessively, unless changing your cloud solution beforehand.
Knowing where your data is stored is very important. If you are based in the UK and your data is in the US, you may be fined if your data doesn't meet GDPR rules.
While part of the Cloud service is backing up your data. The ultimate responsibility to ensure both your email and data have copies, is your own. If the Cloud has an outage and they can't recover your important information, it is likely lost and you will have to start again.
If you have a bad internet connection, you won't be able to use a Cloud solution. You have to remember that the Cloud works by uploading and downloading your data to your local device. If you have slow broadband this will take either a long time, or won't happen at all.