Remember that game you played as a child where your Mum brought out a tray of different objects and you had one minute to memorise all of them? The tray would then be taken away and the fun of the game was to write a list of as many as you could remember of all the different bits and bobs. Everyone played that game right? Wasn’t just me was it? Hmm, now I have written it down, I am not sure it was a universal activity.
Anyway, as a result of my (in retrospect) slightly odd childhood games I am still drawn to writing a lovely list and also the challenge of memorising strange and bizarre facts. Things such as postcodes and phone numbers, names and places. So in a tribute to those people like myself who are more inclined and attracted to an informative and useful list, I thought I would put together a cheat sheet based on the wonderful world of the Cloud. A list of benefits and uses that will not only inform you, but also help you break the ice at any awkward social situation, party or wedding*.
1) Get moving. The Cloud allows access to your online life from anywhere in the world and hosted Exchange means you can get onto your email wherever you are: on the move or on a random peninsula in a caravan.
2) Share the love. You can share files, emails, networks and simultaneously view and access these folders at the same time as other people you are working with.
3) Pocket some cash. The Cloud will save your company money. Guaranteed. By pooling resources, removing the need for initial software and hardware investment, your company will have more cash flow to grow.
4) Bigger is better. The Cloud will allow your company to grow quickly. Don’t underestimate the need and ease of scalability with cloud computing and Exchange hosting, especially with all that money you’ll be saving, you won’t be holding back on business growth.
5) Applied science. The Cloud means you can use applications hosted elsewhere without installing them and slowing down your processing power.
6) Security and safety. By using the Cloud to host your files, emails and data, you are backing up, saving and keeping all your work safe and secure, protected from disasters and then backed up once more, just in case.
7) And finally. It’s easy. Migrating your business to the Cloud couldn’t be simpler, more straightforward or quicker. And there are not many things you can say that about.
Now get memorising the benefits for a cloud based pop quiz next week, but I have a feeling you’ll already be winning.
*This is a lie