You’ve probably heard that everything is happening in the cloud, but if you’re like many other business owners or managers, you may not be entirely sure what this means or how it benefits your business. The concept of cloud services is simple: you access a software service hosted by a third-party via the Internet. Think of Gmail: you don’t download the software to your computer, you access your Gmail account (which “lives” on Google’s servers) through any Internet-connected device.
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As business owner, you may not want to travel with all your equipment and files with you. With cloud-based solutions, you can be stress-free about accessing and sharing your documents and files as well as tele-communicate with your team members. You can also save your overhead costs by eliminating a number of unnecessary devices as all you need is a smart device that connects to the internet, hence saving more time and space.
Just because you can use a cloud service with a few clicks and a credit card doesn’t mean you should. Cloud services are like any technology – what do you need? How can it best support your business goals? Do you need to integrate with your in-house IT?
These are just a few of the questions Boileau Business Technology helps you answer when you partner with us. We’ll make sure you’re using the RIGHT cloud-based IT services to improve efficiencies, lower costs, and maximise security. But we’ll start by making sure you understand what it has to do with the rest of your office technology environment.