Cloud computing is simply a term used to describe internet-based applications that are stored and accessed via a web browser instead of a server or computer at your location. Over the last couple of years, there has been a HUGE movement towards companies using “cloud-based” applications because lost data is more easily recovered and remote workers can conveniently access information. As a result, costs for hardware and support are drastically lowered.
One “cloud” application we encourage our clients to consider is
Hosted Exchange. Not only does this give you a tremendous amount of flexibility in accessing your e-mail, but it also lowers the costs of hardware, software, installation, and support DRASTICALLY.
While there are still some fears around hosting critical apps and data off-site, those fears will become a thing of the past as business owners see the bottom-line cost savings of cloud-based computing.