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On March 16th, 2021

How Do Companies Know When It’s Time to Use the Cloud?

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Although it’s been one of the most popular business buzzwords for  years, there’s still quite a bit of mystery surrounding “the Cloud.” The telecommunications industry and other IT solutions aren’t always easy to understand. When you boil it down, though, the Cloud is actually pretty straight-forward.

Learning a little more about the benefits of the Cloud can help business owners decide whether it’s time to make the switch. Sure, your own company may not be ready to invest in a custom Cloud Solution just yet. But reviewing the different options is a great way to stay on the ball and get prepared for new scenarios you may be facing down the line.

When Hardware Security Becomes Harder to Manage

Because we’re living in a digital age, concerns about online data security aren’t going away any time soon. Companies that handle sensitive information for their customers, clients, and even their employees know how crucial it is to stress-test their security systems. However, some things can still slip through the cracks.

Any sort of data breach can have devastating impacts on your company’s reputation—and certainly the people who are directly affected. Working with an outdated system gives hackers more opportunities to gain access to credit card numbers, login names and passwords, social security numbers, and other personal details. Cloud Solutions are nice because you can set them up with end-to-end encryption. This helps ensure all of your data is securely stored and private.

What’s more, operating with the Cloud frees you from the pressure of maintaining on-site IT hardware. Because you’re saving your data online, you’ll have automatic backups. If your company’s servers or other hardware suddenly shut down, would you know what to do? Or would everything be lost? You don’t have to worry about the hassle of creating backup storage when you have a Cloud Solution. It happens all on its own!

Cloud Business Solutions for Growing Teams

Another time to consider the Cloud is when your company experiences internal change. Maybe you’re getting ready for a handful of new hires. Rapid growth is a sure sign that your digital storage solutions may need an update.

This is especially true for remote teams. When you’re taking phone calls and communicating from a home office, partnering with a Cloud Solution can help you streamline costs by connecting to the systems you already have set up in your corporate space. The cell phones or business phones you’re using remotely just get routed over to your onsite telecomm solution through your internet connection. So whether you’re in the office, traveling, or working from home, it’s still “business as usual” in terms of how you communicate.

Another nice thing about the Cloud is that it’s easy to scale to match your needs—especially with our solutions! Enhanced Telecommunications and Data offers both metered and unlimited plans to help companies be more effective with their budgets. ETD Cloud PBX also gives you the option to retain your current phone number. Plus, you can even add new lines with new area codes in case you’re ready to establish a stronger “virtual” presence in different markets.

You have a handful of features to choose from when it comes to the Cloud. We’d be happy to help you design the right custom solution to elevate the way you work. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message so we can answer your questions, review your current process, and design a Cloud Solution that truly makes sense!

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