What is “the cloud?”
These days, it seems like everyone has a cloud. Microsoft and Windows have a cloud called Azure. Apple has the iCloud, and Google has Google Cloud (very originally names, guys). A lot has been made about cloud development in recent years, and chances are you’ve seen commercials for the above brand name platforms. However, when it comes down to basics, what exactly is “the cloud?”
Essentially, cloud platforms allow users to access data and applications that are stored at offsite locations. They can be accessed from desktops, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices. For example, let’s say you save a marketing report that you’ve been working on on your desktop to your cloud server.
You go to the airport to catch your flight for your out-of-town meeting, but have some free time. You decide to work on the marketing report, so you open up your laptop or power up your tablet, access the report from where you saved it on the cloud server and finish it. There’s no more emailing it to yourself, working on it, and emailing it back to yourself. Simply save and access from the cloud, and you’re set for accessing your important files from wherever you are.
Perhaps the greatest benefit for users of these systems is the improved accessibility they bring. With simple and easy access, users can be more efficient in their work, which creates better workflow, faster turnaround, better quality work and so on.
At VGM Forbin, our programming and network development teams can help you determine if your business and employees would benefit from working with one of these platforms. By examining your current platform and work flow system and providing the ideal cloud-based or traditional computing platform, we can ensure that your employees have the tools to work as efficiently as possible.
Who knows? With a cloud computing platform developed by VGM Forbin, you may just find yourself and your business on Cloud Nine!