How to Maximize Cloud Potential and Protect Business Data
Optimize Your Cloud – Cloud computing allows for continual collaboration across systems, making all of your business data available to your team regardless of physical location. Files stored in the cloud are automatically updated, or synced, across all devices, ensuring that the most recent version of your document is available at all times. When it comes to data backup, cloud services simplify the process through automation. Also, cloud storage services should be scalable, so that you only pay for the storage space you use.
Protect Business Data – If secured correctly, data can be better protected in the cloud than on the hardware containing sensitive business data in your physical office. Working with your IT partner or in-house staff to ensure that firewalls are updated and consistent security encryption policies are in place is key. Data should be encrypted both during transmission to the cloud and while “resting” in the cloud, guaranteeing that only authorized users can access, modify, or print your files.