Remember what it used to be like to save your data on a computer? You either had to use space on your precious computer hard drive or store it elsewhere. Back in the day, we had to use those floppy disks that appeared to be the least stable way to save information ever created. A strong wind could almost tear those things in two. Next, hard disks were introduced. They were much sturdier, but the amount of data you could save on those things was still lacking. After that, we had thumb drives that could be inserted into a USB slot on your computer. They were pretty handy and could store quite a bit of information, but now we have a much better choice.
The Magical and Mystical Cloud
When the cloud was first introduced, it was hard to grasp the concept of it. How could our data be saved out there without being stored on an actual device in our house? This is still kind of puzzling to most of us. Plus, having the ability to access the data stored in the cloud from any computer device in the world is pretty handy. You are no longer tied down to one computer when wanting to save and access information. In a matter of seconds, you can view the data no matter where you are at. What type of witchcraft is this?
What Can This Mean for Your Business?
If you haven’t already started storing your business data in the cloud, then you are about ten years behind where you should be. What happens if that one computer you use to store all of your information finally self-destructs? You are up the creek without a paddle as you will have lost everything. This should be quite a frightening prospect.
Finding cloud services for your business is not difficult to
do. But take it one step further. Go with an enterprise resource planning
system (ERP) that will make your business run much smoother. An ERP system that
operates out of the cloud will handle your day-to-day operations more
efficiently than you are probably doing right now. A different cloud solution exists such as ServiceNow, an
ERP that will integrate applications to manage the
business and automate many office functions related to technology, services,
and human resources.