Given its recent entrance into the mainstream, there’s an excellent chance you know something about cloud computing. Businesses virtually everywhere are benefiting from the use of cloud technology to share company-wide resources, such as software applications, electronic documents, back up data, and cloud-based security/anti-virus programs.
The benefits of cloud computing are numerous and indisputable. These include:
Greater mobility: Cloud computing allows you to shift your business to a more fluid format, making organization and searches easier, as well as out-of-office work.
Reliability: As data is spread across multiple servers, you are guaranteed reliability and redundancy. With such extensive (and repetitive) backup, if something goes wrong, there is no disruption for your business, customers, or clients.
Potential to Be Cost-effective: Say goodbye to expensive hardware and software and enjoy the savings from minimizing servers. Beginning with cloud services tends to require much less upfront costs than purchasing hardware or software or dealing with licenses.
Privacy: Creating a private cloud provides all the benefits of cloud computing, without the security risk of being on the public cloud.
How GeekTek Can Help:
Is the Cloud Right for Your Business?
The Cloud has many potential benefits, but every one may not be suited for your business. GeekTek has the experience necessary to evaluate your needs and provide an appropriate strategy for approaching the cloud for different aspects of your business.
Making the Transition
The transition from your local network to a cloud-based service requires a transition period. Transferring your company’s entire data from one system to another is a tricky and precarious process – one that GeekTek is already fluent in. GeekTek promises to make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your employees, while ensuring that all data is preserved and organized over the course of the transition.
Maximizing the Cloud:
Many businesses are already using cloud technology without even realizing it. Commonly used programs, such as Google Apps and Office 365, all rely on cloud technology. While these programs may seem intuitive, maximizing the potential of cloud technology is a complex (though exciting) endeavor.
Many businesses are missing out on the full capabilities provided by cloud technology. GeekTek wants to help you discover the nuances of the cloud, so you can maximize its benefits for your company.
GeekTek offers free onsite, in-person evaluations to companies interested in cloud computing. Our expert technicians will evaluate your company, workflows and data for their fit with cloud technology, as well as brief you on managing clouds, hosting private clouds, and opportunities for cost-saving.
Cloud computing is not an easy solution; it is a long term evolution. It requires structure, planning, and expert evaluation.
Despite its esoteric nature, the move to cloud computing is inevitable – a simple matter of when and how. GeekTek can help your business make sense of this enormously advantageous tool, ease through the transition period, and maximize its benefits. Contact GeekTek today for your free evaluation!