3 Benefits of Cloud Storage
Cloud storage is becoming more and more popular among businesses because of the many advantages. If your HOA is considering switching to cloud storage, you should check out these three ways it will help your association.
One of the problems with storing documents on a single computer or in a single filing cabinet is that you have to actually be there to access the information. This can be annoying if you are away from the office and need some information. Using cloud storage eliminates this problem because it lets you access your information from anywhere. As long as you have an internet connection, you can log in to your cloud account and get all the information you need.
Using cloud storage also saves you money. For starters, you’ll save on hardware costs. For example, if you have a lot of documents to store, you may need external hard drives or even a server. This eats away at the association’s budget. With cloud storage, you don’t need that equipment. Also, to handle all that hardware, you’ll need someone in IT, which also costs money the HOA could use for other things. When you store in the cloud, you don’t need your own IT department because the cloud storage provider’s IT department will handle any problems that may arise.
One of the biggest things companies worry about regarding confidential information is security. If you keep your important files in a cabinet, they aren’t secure at all. Just about anyone can access the information. If you keep it on an office computer, it’s also vulnerable since now people don’t have to even be in the room to access the information. They can simply hack you. Of course, you could spend a lot of money on security and an IT department to handle it, but that’s just more wasted money. Instead, let the cloud handle your security. Most cloud storage providers actually have encryption that is better than banks.
Cloud storage is still new, so it can be a bit confusing, but there are major benefits, and you can trust that all your information is safe and protected. If you are interested in moving to cloud storage, start looking at providers today.
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