Let’s say you’re the president of a small corporation. You know your employees need to have the right hardware and software to do their jobs. Not only do you have to buy them computers, but software and licenses as well. For small to medium-size businesses, this can consume a lot of your IT budget.
Introducing cloud computing. Instead of installing a suite of software for each computer, you only have to load one application. That application would allow your workers to log into a Web-based service which hosts all the programs the user would need to do his or her job productively. Remote machines owned by another company would run everything from e-mail to word processing to complex data analysis programs.
At InPower, we not only offer hybrid cloud solutions, but private cloud solutions that provide an even higher level of network security and customization.
“Cloud Computing” in Simple Terms
Cloud computing is the ability to use the power of other computers (located somewhere else) and their software, via the Internet (or sometimes other networks), without the need to own them. They are being provided to you, as a service.
There’s a good chance you’ve already used some form of cloud computing. If you have an e-mail account with a Web-based e-mail service like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail or Gmail, then you’ve had some experience with cloud computing. Instead of running an e-mail program on your computer, you log in to a Web e-mail account remotely. The software and storage for your account doesn’t exist on your computer — it’s on the service’s computer cloud.
InPower’s Cloud Services
- Cloud backup and disaster recovery
- Cloud servers
- Cloud business continuity
- Cloud hosted Exchange
Need to do more with less?
Cloud computing with InPower could be the solution. Just because cloud computing is the latest buzzword in the computer industry does not make it right for every business. Talk to the technology advisors at InPower to discuss the pros and cons of cloud computer services.
If you are looking for technology consultants that provide cutting edge smart solutions to small and medium sized businesses, including cloud services, remote backup or remote monitoring, call InPower at (804)423-5380 today.
Advantages of Cloud Computing
- Reduced costs: Cloud computing offers many cost effective options for access to hardware, data storage, and software applications that can reduce your overall IT expenses.
- Scalability: You can scale your business’ storage needs seamlessly rather than having to go out and purchase expensive programs or hardware.
- Automatic Updates: Cloud solutions are managed and maintained for you through automatic patches and updates monitored by InPower.
- Remote Access: Employees, partners and clients can access and update information wherever they are, rather than having to run back to the office.
- Disaster Relief: With your company’s data safely stored in secure data centers instead of your server room (previously known as your storage closet), losing power due to hurricanes, earthquakes or a construction worker cutting the power lines, you are back at work as long as you have an internet connection.
- Response Time: Cloud computing accomplishes a better response time in most cases than your standard server and hardware.
- Even playing field for small firms: Cloud computing allows small companies to compete more effectively with some of the larger businesses, balancing the playing field. Your small business can utilize the same tools that Fortune 100 companies use and can do this because with cloud computing, your business will only pay for what you need.