How to use cloud computing for your Gold Coast small business

As a small business, it can be difficult to know the best way to store your information. However, many small businesses on…

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Posted on: April 4th, 2019 onPlatinum

As a small business, it can be difficult to know the best way to store your information. However, many small businesses on the Gold Coast are utilising the cloud computing as a central location to store data due to significant benefits over other alternatives. These benefits include reduced costs, flexibility, and ease of use. Below are some of the ways that small businesses on the Gold Coast can use cloud computing.

Backup your data

Small businesses can utilise cloud computing to backup all their data. The cloud is far more secure than storing everything on-site, as systems can fail or natural disasters can occur, resulting in loss of data. The cloud automatically backups up your data and stores is off-site where it will be safe from potential threats. At onPlatinum ICT, we store all cloud backups in multiple locations.

Store large files

Many businesses have large amounts of images and video stored on their computers. Using cloud computing ensures that these large files are stored off-site, which frees up hard drive space on staff computers for files used daily. You will no longer need to worry about full computer storage and having to either delete older files to free up space or buy more expensive hardware.

Share information easily

Say goodbye to the days of emailing large files between employees and wasted time waiting for them to send through. Documents can be shared easily between staff by merely sending a link or the location of the file.

Create a mobile office

In a small business, you may often find yourself out of the office running errands and in meetings. Implementing cloud technology will allow you to access all of your information on your mobile devices and work on-the-go. Many applications used have mobile applications that will enable you to access and update your files from anywhere.

Plan for future growth

The cloud is highly scalable, allowing small businesses to cost-effectively upgrade their storage as needed. It eliminates the substantial up-front costs of purchasing additional hardware. The cloud enables companies to gradually upgrade your plan as needed, as your business continues to grow.

Small businesses are making the change to cloud computing to improve ease of use for staff and significantly reduce upfront costs. If your Gold Coast small business is interested in utilising cloud computing, onPlatinum ICT can help transform the way you do business with customised and cost-effective cloud technologies. Find out more about our cloud technology here.

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