Work From AnywhereSure businesses are utilizing cloud computing solutions as a means to create a remote back-up, but the smart startups are discovering they can forgo the costs of keeping a physical office and have employees tap into a business network from anywhere. Cloudtweaks.com points out allowing employees to work from home, aside from being convenient for employees, can save a business in the costs that incur from renting an office space, electricity and other expenses. Having a remote office also allows a business owner to sidestep the added headache that comes with making a physical office space up to OSHA code and standards.
Collaborate on ProjectsSaving your project to a cloud computing system is especially great if you want to share files and work on projects with other collaborators. Google Drive offers a free program that allows users to work on projects remotely. While observing a document, spreadsheet or power point presentation, users can change a document and observe the changes made in real time by their collaborators. This type of cloud computing solution is a free and convenient way to access a project and be sure you and your collaborator are on the same page.
Stay ConnectedCloud computing solutions like Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Preview offers users the ability to share, collaborate and connect with users who have access to the shared network. Users can enjoy the ability to chat, video conference and share files instantly, keeping co-workers connected during times of difficulty, due to storms or power outage. Even if you don't have a pressing project that must reach completion before the office is back up and running, you can catch up on all of the water-cooler conversation with your cubicle mate.
While businesses with more antiquated means for data recovery, back-up and file sharing are using external hard drives, flash drives or even emailing files to each other, the next generation of small business owners and entrepreneurs are arming themselves with new and better technology, like private and public network servers, that will save them hard earned money when, not if, the next natural disaster hits.