Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Computing
Cloud Based IT Can Reduce Your Risk and Improve your Profitability
Cloud Based IT Can Reduce Your Risk and Improve your Profitability
Many businesses get stuck with servers in their offices that are not easy to access remotely. Cloud computing means you use the internet to access your hardware and software services instead of relying on the physical hardware and software. When you keep everything in the cloud, you don’t have to keep everything in your office! As a business, this will save you space, time, money, and many technology headaches.
If cloud computing sounds intimidating, you may feel more comfortable knowing that you use cloud services in your day-to-day operations at work. That’s right! If you’re familiar with email applications (like Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail) then you’re familiar with cloud-based services. Similarly, if you’ve used social networking (Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn), then you’ve used cloud-based services.
So while cloud-based computing sounds difficult to use, it’s actually functional, helpful, and likely already on your radar. All it does is take the physical things and turn them into cloud things. This way, you can access everything you need without having to actually keep everything you need on your own computers, bogging them down and causing them to work harder (which will, eventually, lead to big problems that slow down production).
The best part is that cloud-based IT services can be accessed from anywhere. Because your data is stored in a secure cloud-hosted server, everything is always there whenever you need it, no matter where you are.
If you’re used to the old way of doing things, we understand. Choosing to migrate over to the cloud can be a big change, and many businesses are hesitant to make the switch, but only at first. Once they begin using cloud-based services, they wish they’d transitioned from physical servers sooner!
When you move to the cloud, you can expect big benefits for your business.
Cloud computing helps you save on operational costs related to the upkeep and maintenance of servers and software installed on them.
Cloud computing allows for unlimited storage space, so if you need more to accommodate growth, you’ve got it.
With cloud computing, no longer do you have to wait for servers and software to boot up; instead, it’s all ready to go whenever you need it at blazing speeds, ensuring increased productivity.
When you use cloud computing, you don’t have to invest in cybersecurity tools and practices because your cloud will continuously be protected from all types of security threats.
Want to be able to access information from anywhere, at any time? Cloud computing makes that possible so remote work easier than ever.
Leave the notifications for software upgrades and maintenance behind. Most cloud computing automatically gets updates from their business IT support services team, which means you don’t have to worry about them at all.
A turn-key solution for all businesses, cloud computing services work with all your applications and devices (Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android), including access from any modern browser. When you make the move to cloud-based solutions, you can easily move all of your current physical server workload to the cloud, so those systems will stay connected to those desktops.
Because you won’t have physical hardware and software at your office anymore, you’ll lose some control over the infrastructure of it, with the responsibility now being on the cloud service model.
With cloud computing comes APIs (application programming interfaces), and because these APIs are accessible through the internet, they may experience a broader exposure to exploitation.
With your data spread over multiple storage devices, it’s harder to verify complete data deletion, and some pieces of your data could be compromised.
Stand up an entire small office without the need to install local desktops. Migrate applications and servers to TruCloud and deploy cloud desktops in minutes. Backup user data and application.
Migrate your full IT stack to the cloud. Run desktops, servers, applications, backup, and security in TruCloud. Integrated with email, collaboration, and file storage in Office 365. Works for businesses of all sizes.
Access programs and secure information from your computer, even without the programs and information physically stored on your computer. Enjoy complete mobility, increased performance, and enhanced functionality.
Remain connected to the software you need in an easy-to-access cloud format, rather than having it directly on your computer.
When you move to the cloud, all the programs you need to run your applications are now located on a remote machine that’s handled by an IT professional. So when you choose to run your applications and store your data on a server system, you’re using cloud-based solutions.
But the type of cloud-based solution you use can vary.
Public cloud solutions provide infrastructure and services to the public. Then, users secure a piece of that infrastructure and network. Think Amazon or Google. While your account is password-protected, there are also billions of other people who use the same service in the same way.
Private cloud solutions are intended for one business and generally contain specific security controls because of it. Sensitive data can be kept private while also meeting industry regulations and criteria. Places like medical facilities and banking institutions use this. Again, they provide the service to many people, but each person’s information is kept confidential.
Hybrid cloud solutions are a mix of both public and private clouds. It’s complex, as there are multiple platforms where data is stored. Some companies may use a hybrid so they can keep certain information secure, but still offer other information available to the public.
Remote work should be just as productive as in-office work. With cloud-based IT services, it can be made even more productive. Now more than ever, businesses are adopting cloud computing to reduce hardware and data center costs and improve productivity in the workplace. Most businesses choose to receive help from a managed IT support provider. In doing this, they can focus on their work rather than the software and service that allows them to do their work.
If you want to operate more efficiently, then cloud-based services may benefit your business!
If your business regularly uses services like the ones listed below, then you’ve been working with cloud solutions longer than you may have realized!
A file hosting service operated by Microsoft as part of its web version of Microsoft Office.
A business communication service built by Slack Technologies.
A proprietary business communication and collaboration service developed by Microsoft as part of Microsoft 365.
A file storage service developed by Google.
A cloud MSP means that everything is handled remotely by an IT services provider. This is done in a proactive manner to ensure your business is running smoothly day in and day out.
Team members can use their own personal computers (BYOD), or you can provide inexpensive devices because the performance is in the cloud.
With the ability to expand and grow with changing technology, the cloud means you’ll be set and ready to incorporate any new future technology.
A proactive data backup and disaster recovery process is essential to keep you from experiencing significant downtime and negative impact to your business when disaster strikes.
With a support team available 24x7x365, you can expect fast response times and issues handled accordingly so you experience minimal disruption to your operations.
Cloud auditing keeps a pulse on all of your systems through to ensure they’re always running at their best.
TruCloud is a turn-key solution that offers a fully managed desktop virtualization solution powered by Microsoft Azure. It works with all your applications and devices (Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android), including access from any modern browser. We can move all of your current physical server workload to the cloud as well, so those systems will be connected to those desktops at blazing speeds unlike anything you have experienced before. You shouldn’t have to compromise your staff’s productivity for security and mobility.
David Richter is a Project Coordinator at TruTechnology. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Computer Information Systems and has a background in IT Help Desk Support and Healthcare Data Analytics. David enjoys working with our clients in a wide range of businesses, and he takes pride in working with them to make sure their needs are met at every step of the project.
In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, practicing piano, and dining at all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants in Jax Beach with the intent to eat so much that he forces them to change their business model.
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Tony Haskew has 15+ years of experience in the IT field. He started working as a web developer in the 90’s and over the years migrated into the administration of systems and infrastructures of companies.
Tony enjoys working on new technology and finding new ways to address old issues in the management of IT systems.
Outside of work, Tony is a 3D printing enthusiast, commission painter, and enjoys spending time with his family.
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Shawn Hooton is a Junior IT Auditor at TruTechnology. Focused on technology alignment, comparing our client environments to our best practices and industry frameworks, he helps to ensure their businesses are kept as secure and stable as possible. The data returned from the reviews assists in overall business improvement through our proactive approach to client engagement and support.
Outside the office, Shawn enjoys writing, hiking, and finding the best roads on his motorcycle.