What is Cloud Computing?
In simple business terms, Cloud Computing is a way to access the data or applications you need, without having to buy and maintain the hardware or software to support it. Great examples of Cloud Computing that most people are familiar with are online e-mail hosting, such as Yahoo! or Gmail, and online movie providers like Netflix. Users no longer have to buy or rent a physical DVD or even have a DVD player. They simply stream a movie directly to their television, computer, or smart phone from anywhere that Internet access is available. With Cloud Computing, users only consume what they need and don’t have to worry about the infrastructure it takes to make it work. Cloud Computing has been in existence for over a decade and, in the business setting, has mainly been used by large enterprises as a solution for certain pieces of their technology infrastructure, such as e-mail and data backups.
Cloud Computing Challenges
Although Cloud Computing has evolved throughout the years, most companies have not been able to address all of their technology needs with just one solution. Most businesses currently using Cloud technology host their e-mail with one Cloud provider, back up their data with another, utilize software-as-a-service (SaaS) through another, and so forth. They also still maintain in-house files, an active directory and other servers. Because of this fragmented approach, it has been difficult for many businesses to successfully implement a total cloud strategy for their I.T. needs. Businesses find it tough to manage and work with a scattered network that is not fully integrated. Since more and more companies are creating virtual offices and having staff work from all over the world, the need to have a centralized company network accessible from anywhere is imperative.
The LevelCloud Difference
Businesses have long been asking for an affordable approach to I.T. that doesn’t sacrifice productivity. They want their staff to have the access they need to work efficiently and collaborate, even when out of the office. They want a centralized, secure, and reliable network to enable growth. Buying servers, upgrading software and managing networks are not an essential part of their business goals.
LevelCloud specializes in making I.T. a simple tool rather than a complex system by integrating all of the best Cloud solutions into a single, simple-to-use platform. All of a company’s business applications from the latest Microsoft Office, to industry-specific packages, to ERP systems are available from anywhere. All data and files are organized and backed up automatically. LevelCloud delivers entire business networks securely, reliably and cost effectively. Companies can rid themselves of the risks associated with managing infrastructure and staying up to date with Microsoft upgrades. Businesses will no longer have to make huge capital investments – with LevelCloud you only pay for what you use! Click here to learn more about how LevelCloud works.