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cloud computing and security conceptCloud computing is a concept that could possibly save your business quite a bit of money on software, hardware, upgrades, and services.

Instead of purchasing hardware and software for your office, you can use “the cloud” to put your programs on a highly secure “super-server” online. All you need is an Internet connection to your office and you’re good to go.

There’s a good chance that MOST of the software applications you use every day are now “software as a service” applications. In other words, you don’t have to install them on your server or PC – you simply access the software on a pay-as-you-go model for only the licenses, space, and features you use. This gives you the ability to access highly sophisticated software and functionality at a fraction of the cost – or even for free – and without long-term commitments.

It is quickly becoming unnecessary for some businesses to purchase and maintain an on-site server. Now companies can host one or more of their applications, data, e-mail, and other functions “in the cloud,” in off-site, highly secure, high-availability “utility” companies that have far more power and resources than you could ever logically have on-site as a small business. And with devices getting cheaper and Internet connectivity exploding, cloud computing is suddenly a very smart, viable option for small business owners.

Total Networks reviews cloud strategy with our clients to decide what makes sense for them during our regular strategy meetings. Contact us if you are interested in an assessment for your company.

 

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