As companies grow and expand, the amount of data contained within the company will do the same. Emails, documents and presentations start to gather and take up room and before you know it, you’re running out of space. Asking your employees to constantly clean out their files and inboxes gets old and buying additional space and equipment can be costly.
So what’s an IT Manager to do?
Free services such as GoogleDocs and Drop Box are great ways to allow your employees to create, save and share information (usually up to a certain amount) for free. It is probably wise to create some sort of policy if you choose to go this route, as security for these documents is out of your hands.
If you’re looking for a more permanent and secure solution, cloud computing is the storage option of the future. With the ability to purchase as much storage space as you need – and upgrade/downgrade when you need – you can access your information anytime, anywhere. Another major benefit of cloud computing is the chance to loose that bulky server equipment. Companies like All Green Recycling will even help you stay environmentally friendly when getting rid of your old equipment. There are many more reasons to use Cloud Computing – check out our blog “Top 4 Reasons Your Company Should Use Cloud Computing” to lean more.
So don’t look at storage issues as a headache. Look at it as an opportunity to keep your company on the front lines of technology. Changing to a cloud computing service will keep you ahead of the curve and make accessing information easier on your employees.
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