Oh the infamous cloud, it seems like you are the headache of the year, so let’s fix that. I’m going to go out on a limb and say many of us have Googled “the cloud” and found a bunch of technical jargon that makes us even more confused than before. So I’m here to make it short, sweet, and without all of the added preservatives.

Basically if you use any kind of social media or check your email account, you’ve already been introduced to the cloud. The cloud allows you to store and access data and programs over the internet, instead of in your computer’s hard drive. Sounds pretty simple right?
The cloud uses your computer to communicate with a network of servers. Servers can be storage specific, or used to run applications. Applications that run in the cloud are called a web application, these do not need to be installed you just need a web browser, such as Google Chrome.
So now that we have the basics down you may ask, why are businesses using the cloud today? Say a business suffers downtime, productivity is declining, files are missing, and work has come to a halt. That little piece of heaven that nobody sees, kicks in and can enable file access from anywhere at any time. It is important to remember that cloud computing is not a do-it-yourself project. This is where we come in. A Managed Service Provider can offer consultation and take the responsibility of handling your cloud storage space. It is important to invest in the cloud, because accidents do happen and we want you to be prepared!