Have you been wondering about what cloud computing is and how it may benefit your business? In the early days of computing, all files and data transmission went through a local server or hard drive. Newer cloud software and applications use a network of remote servers to store information and processes requests.
Cloud computing gives everyday computer users more processing speed and power. The cloud enables users to store large swaths of information without having an in-house server.
Microsoft now offers Office 365, which is a cloud solution for businesses. Office 365 takes all of your favorite programs such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and moves your files into a shared, collaborative work environment. Below we’ll outline the benefits of adopting a cloud technology like Office 365 for your small businesses:
Enhance Collaboration and Teamwork
Have you ever sent the wrong version of a file or overwritten important work because you are emailing too many files back and forth with your team? With cloud technology, you can view and edit documents in real time as a team. The software will show you who is viewing the document, what that person is editing, and even allow you to chat using instant messaging. When putting together a presentation, report, or proposal, this can be an invaluable tool to boost collaboration and productivity.
Work Remotely on Any Device
If your business or position requires a lot of travel or you’d like to offer employees more flexible schedules, then the cloud can help. There’s no need for workers to be stuck at their desks anymore. With Office 365, employees can access work files from any device with a secure internet connection. This allows workers to check-in from home or while they are on the go using a tablet or mobile device.
Have questions about adopting cloud solutions for your business? Contact the IT experts at Nextrio in Tucson by calling (520) 519-6301. We assist hundreds of Arizona organizations with their IT and computer support needs.