In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many businesses in Manhattan are back up and running while affected areas in New Jersey and near Coney Island and Staten Island are still struggling. Aside from this unexpected natural disaster, storm season is upon us and that can result in power outages. That’s why it’s important for business owners to equip themselves with back-up strategies and cloud-recovery solutions.
If your data is saved to a cloud recovery network, you can easily access your data or other time-sensitive projects from anywhere.
Before the power was back on in New York City, many employees who lived in Brooklyn but worked in lower Manhattan were still able to be productive from home and complete projects because their information was available on a cloud-recovery system.
Finding the right hosting company that offers your business a reliable email client, network and cloud-computing abilities at a reasonable price can be difficult. Many first-time entrepreneurs visit sites that help them make educated decision such as Thetop10bestwebhosting.com, which aggregates the best Web-hosting companies based on different measurements. If you’re still not convinced, the following benefits of cloud computing will help you see the light.
Floating Office Space
Smart startup owners are discovering that they can forgo the costs of keeping a physical office and have employees tap into a business network from anywhere. CloudTweaks.com points out that allowing employees to work from home, aside from being convenient, can save a business from incurring costs from renting an office space, electricity and other expenses.
Saving your project to a cloud-computing system is especially great if you want to share files and work on projects with collaborators. DropBox is a great file-sharing program that you can download to your machine from anywhere and use anytime. Google Drive also offers a free program that allows users to work on projects remotely. While observing a document, spreadsheet or PowerPoint presentation, users can change a document, which collaborators will see in real time. These types of cloud-computing solutions are free and convenient for accessing projects, so you and your collaborators are on the same page.
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Preview is a cloud-computing solution that offers the ability to share, collaborate and connect with users who have access to a shared network. Users can enjoy the ability to chat, video conference and share files instantly, keeping co-workers, clients and friends connected during times of difficulty due to storms or power outage.
While businesses with more antiquated means for data recovery — back up and file sharing using external hard drives, flash drives or even e-mails — the next generation of small-business owners and entrepreneurs are arming themselves with new and better technology such as private and public network servers that help save their hard-earned money when the next natural disaster hits.
Author’s bio: Maury Singer Child-of-the-60s Maury just went back to school in the hopes to learn to at least send an email … and ended up a huge fan of Linux/Unix programs.