Top Ten Business Benefits of Cloud Connect

30th May 2014

If you haven’t heard of Cloud Connect already, the chances are that your competitors have and are already using it to gain the operational edge over your business.
Simply put, Cloud Connect is a virtual server and desktop service designed for business use, and these are the top ten ways it can benefit your business and keep you in the race:

1. Accessibility

With Cloud Connect, you can access documents and files from any device capable of connecting to the internet. This means that you can effectively access your entire portfolio of business reports, contracts, archives, email or any other document from a mobile phone or tablet, anywhere.

2. Project Management

Your Cloud connection can be tailored to suit your individual business. You can create user groups to share specific information with individuals that requires access to it.

This means that you can collaborate, discuss, and develop ideas with employees or external agencies without the inconvenience of meeting in person or sifting through lengthy email chains, to maximise organisational creativity and efficiency.

3. Reliability

By storing business data in the Cloud, it is protected from power or hardware malfunctions which means that everything you need can be reliably and safely accessed at any time.

4. Security

Your business dependency on hardware, particularly on back-up drives or storage solutions to safeguard documents and data is further minimised.

Any data stored in the Cloud is protected by state-of-the-art 128-bit AES encryption and the system integrity is tested thoroughly. This makes organisations less vulnerable to the theft of digitally stored, confidential, business critical records.

5. Flexibility

Cloud Connect allows users to access information from anywhere in the world at any time of day. Not only does this increase efficiency, it protects your business from lost revenue or productivity due to issues with power, online connectivity or damage to office premises.

6. Software

Equipping your Cloud connection with software applications, such as Microsoft Office, Adobe or Skype, among many others, means that you no longer need to licence or burden individual PC’s with installations.
This cuts costs and takes the operational demands of running applications away from individual devices to speed up processes for other tasks and extend their life.

7. Increased Connection Speeds

Because Cloud Connect has a low bandwidth requirement, it only uses roughly 25% of traditional Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) clients, which makes connections for other tasks such as live video conferencing or streaming much more efficient.

8. Compatibility

The Cloud can be used by almost all operating systems including Microsoft, Apple and Android devices.

9. Storage

Storing documents and data in the Cloud frees up memory and hard-drive space and makes in-house operating systems function more smoothly.

10. Production

Producing documents is the last step in many administration tasks. Once reports, brochures, artwork or any other company document has been finalised using the Cloud, it can be printed just as easily.

Many print manufacturers are making Cloud compatible multi-function printers (MFP) which further complements their well-established functionality.

One of the leading print companies, Kyocera, has already brought to market innovative MFP’s which can scan to, or print directly from the Cloud which “means that you can turn paper documents into digital files or the reverse with just one push of a button and without needing a computer.”

To find out more about how Cloud Connect and Cloud-enabled MFP’s can benefit your business and help you stay one click ahead of the competition, contact the print solution experts at photocopiersupplier.co.uk.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.