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How Does Cloud Computing Work?

Gaining a better understanding of how cloud computing works and its benefits can help you determine if it is the best fit for your business’ needs. At Fortify Technology Services, we understand how beneficial cloud computing can be for any size of business. That is why we offer a wide range of IT services, including cloud computing services.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing, also known as the cloud, allows individuals and companies to access shared digital resources over the Internet, from almost anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. In most cases, cloud computing is provided by a third-party IT company as an IT service; however, it is also possible to build in-house.

How Cloud Computing Works

Cloud computing works to eliminate or reduce the need for on-site hardware by allowing individuals and companies to back up their files through an Internet connection to servers that may be located in a different city. Files that are uploaded to the cloud tend to be stored in multiple places in order to add an extra level of security that is impossible with standard hardware solutions. Cloud computing also provides the opportunity for companies to increase their available resources by outsourcing some of their work, such as customer service, to other companies around the globe.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

Some of the main benefits of cloud computing include:

1. Access from Anywhere in the World

Cloud computing helps increase mobility by allowing access to documents and files from any device, in any part of the world with an Internet connection. This means that employees can safely work from home or while on a business trip without compromising or losing any important files.

2. Greater Storage Capacity

While devices are designed to have a specific storage capacity, the cloud has unlimited space. This means that, instead of having to buy a USB or external hard drive to back up your devices, you can simply backup your work on the cloud without ever worrying about running out of space.

3. Automatic Updates

One of the biggest benefits of using cloud computing services is that the third-party IT company is responsible for making sure that all updates are made available to you, which will save you both time and hassle in the long run.

4. Lower Costs

Cloud computing tends to be a fairly inexpensive storage solution, since the software is already installed online. Consider choosing a plan with a reputable IT service provider that will allow you to increase or decrease the amount of cloud computing services, depending on the needs of your business.

If you would like to learn more about how cloud computing works, or if you are interested in one of our IT services, please contact Fortify Technology Services at 604-546-2656 or by filling out a form on our website.