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Understanding Cloud Technology

1. What is the Cloud?

The cloud is virtual and therefore does not require any hardware of your own to deliver a service. Cloud technology can deliver that service to you, without having to install anything or have it on a server at your business. This is something that you can access remotely, or via the Internet through your web browser. Offsite, secure third party data centers manage all of your cloud data so that you can access it at your convenience.

2. You May Already be Using the Cloud

Are you using Gmail? Amazon Music? A Kindle? Dropbox? These are all cloud services that store the data you access. All you have to do is log in to their servers to get what you need. If you use an Apple iPhone or iPad, then you’re familiar with the iCloud service, the cloud technology that allows you to sync and upload your photos and contacts.

3. Why Use the Cloud?

The cloud is convenient for accessing and backing up data no matter where you go. With it, you can access servers anywhere, rather than just locally from your office. This allows you to perform your job duties at home and on the go! There is no need to carry around (and risk losing) USB drives with sensitive information on them. If you lose that USB drive, then your files are gone forever. If you back them up to the cloud or store them there, however, you can easily retrieve that data.

4. Why is the Term “Cloud” Used?

There is both a literal and figurative meaning here. Have you ever laid down in the grass, and looked up at the clouds in the sky? Oh, look, an elephant! A boat! Oh nice, a dinosaur! But the person next to you may not see the same shapes. They may see a sandwich, a skyscraper or an airplane in the clouds instead. The possibilities are almost endless, and not everyone has the same vision. Cloud technology is similar, offering a plethora of possibilities to help support and scale your business. Also, clouds are generally always above us. Just head on up, and grab whatever you need on-demand. The sky is always accessible.

So, you can store and access files in the Cloud. You can use cloud-hosted applications, like Gmail and GoogleDocs. Finally, the cloud gives you access to your data anywhere with a network connection. This all sounds great, right? It is, but as with anything on the Internet, these services need to be used responsibly. Is your IT services provider helping to manage this?

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Small Business Communications

If you own a small business, you are aware of the constant communication that must go on. Like bees around a hive, you and your workers must spread your vision and message through effective marketing strategies, as well as keep in touch with your regular client base. Added to that is the constant communication done within the company: colleague-to-colleague, and business-to-business. To streamline your process, get the most out of your 8-hour workday, and make it effortless for partners and clients to communicate with your company, you must first implement the right communications systems in your beehive.

 

This is where Avaya IP Office comes in! Avaya unifies your in-house communications so that collaborative efforts are not bogged down by the lack of a streamlined system. Connect your company phone system to your mobile devices for a productive experience on virtually any device. Get voice, mobile, and video powerful enough to support 2,000 users. Our small business set up is easy to work with, easy to manage, and all from a single source.

 

Take a look at what Andrew Altschuler, from AmeriMerchant had to say about Avaya IP Office.

“In an industry that has become very competitive in the last few years, highly responsive communications are vital to our business. […] It’s all about speed to market – and Avaya IP Office allows AmeriMerchant to map out how we want to perform in the market place. ” –Andrew Altschuler, Vice President Business Development

 

Communication solutions can have lasting benefits for businesses. With a modern process of interconnectivity on all platforms, work productivity increases, management and repair costs dwindle, and customer service skyrockets. This means less hassle and more profits, as your company focuses on what’s really important, having an efficient and effective company that puts your clients first. Contact us at 855.804.TECH to see how indieTECH can help increase your productivity with the Avaya IP Office System!

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