Cloud computing has been front and centre of the global shift to remote working. Find out how you can maximize this technology for your Care Home.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic rendered many business practices obsolete.
Face-to-face brainstorming sessions…
Team building activities…
Even the entire concept of the office…
But the global crisis also accelerated the adoption of certain technologies that might be worth holding on to even as the world recovers and this includes cloud computing.
THE FIVE WAYS YOU CAN USE CLOUD SOLUTIONS
WAY #1: REMOTE COLLABORATION
By its very nature, cloud connectivity allows you and your team to collaborate in real-time from anywhere in the world—so long as you all have internet access.
Services like those offered by Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, and Google Drive, among others, can allow you and your staff greater flexibility to work from anywhere.
With remote collaboration, you don’t have to worry about being too tethered to your office or headquarters.
WAY #2: BUSINESS CONTINUITY
Ever had a laptop or machine crash on you while you’re working on something important?
Or had a hard drive suddenly become unreadable when you desperately need the files in it?
And when you try to recover the data you need, you are told those are gone forever?
Moving your data to the cloud can help prevent such headaches.
One of the central features of most cloud-based apps is automatic backup and recovery options. So, even if your team experiences a power outage or hardware malfunctions while working on something important, all it takes to recover their hard work is a click or two.
WAY #3: DATA SECURITY
We understand that data security is one of the biggest reasons why small business owners have been cautious about exploring the cloud.
That may have been a valid and pressing concern when the cloud was still in incubation, but the industry has made great leaps since then.
While you would still need to play your part in securing sensitive data, most cloud service providers have now equipped their products with extra security measures. One example is the decentralization of data through blockchain technology. This makes the information stored on the cloud much harder for hackers to crack.
WAY #4: SCALABLE GROWTH PLANNING
A common misconception surrounding cloud services is that it requires a considerable upfront investment. But in reality, cloud solutions are very much scalable.
What does this mean?
It means you can always pay for the services and access level you need for now. For example, you can start with paying for the smallest storage capacity and just move some of your files to the cloud. Eventually, you can increase your usage as your business grows.
Since the cloud is also self-managed by the providers, you may be able to eliminate the need for an in-house IT staff to manage your data and tech needs.
As you scale your business, your cloud services can simply scale with it.
WAY #5: CLOUD-BASED EMAIL
Are you still hosting your company’s email client on your own servers?
Or perhaps you haven’t gotten around to creating personalized or individualized email addresses for your staff?
This is another area where you can maximize cloud services.
By moving your email hosting to a cloud-powered solution, you won’t have to manage or invest in servers to run your business email. The cloud service provider will now be responsible for that.
On top of it all, cloud-hosted email is usually more affordable than on-site servers.
MOVE YOUR CARE HOME INTO THE CLOUD
Now that you know how helpful cloud solutions can be for your care home, we’ll leave it to you to decide when it’s the right time to take the leap.
In any case, we’re here if you need more information on cloud solutions or if you require assistance in moving your business operations to the cloud.
Just schedule a 15-minute, no-obligation conversation with our team today by clicking the link below to get started.
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