Why Business Cloud Storage is Important to your Organization

by | Oct 23, 2015 | Cloud & Hosting

Everything you need to know about business cloud storage.

If you own a business, you may be thinking about using the cloud to store your data. This is generally a good direction to go, but if you’re used to using the cloud from home, you should know that business cloud storage is a little different. Here are a few of the differences between consumer and business cloud storage.

Bigger

It makes sense that a business will need to maintain much more data than the average consumer, so it follows that the storage space that a business uses on the cloud would be much larger than a consumer space. This just means that you may have to consider different companies than the ones you’re used to using at home. Most companies specialize in either consumer space or business space.

Safer

Any reputable cloud storage company will guarantee the safety of data stored on the cloud, but business cloud storage companies understand that business data is more important and more sensitive, and usually put even more into the safety of the information. They also tend to focus especially on security, in addition to backups, while consumer cloud storage companies know that most of the danger just comes from loss and focus mostly on the backups.

More software options

The average consumer who uses the cloud mostly just uses it for storage. They save any music, movies, or other files that they don’t have space for on their personal computers to the cloud, and then download them again when they need them. They may also use the cloud for a few rudimentary things, like a calendar or e-mail, but that’s pretty much it. Business cloud storage often comes with, or at least makes possible, heavy-duty business software. In addition to storing their files online, many companies are doing their accounting, keeping up with inventory, and accomplishing many other tasks, all through the cloud.

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Interested in learning more about business cloud storage and whether or not it’s a good idea for you? Contact us for answers to all of your questions. We’re experts, and we’re here to help.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives — selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.

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