Safely storing important documents and data is imperative to businesses – information is their lifeblood.
More than 70 percent of companies are using or plan to use cloud services within the next 12 months, according to IDC. Digitally archiving information by storing files in the cloud saves costs and space for businesses, allowing them to forgo physical servers in their offices. Many cloud providers also offer technical support, which reduces another expense and is a draw for these services.
Archiving and storage solutions often include mobile access over high-speed 4G LTE networks for quick storage and retrieval. Services like Box record files in the cloud and allow them to be shared, managed and accessed while on the go. Oxygen Cloud uses the cloud to integrate desktops seamlessly with smartphones and tablets, all while offering enterprise-level security and access controls. To ensure that mobile devices are properly protected, Verizon Cloud allows small businesses to transfer information among multiple operating systems so all contacts and content are securely stored.
Digital archiving has many benefits, but still faces a slower than expected adoption rate across the small business landscape. The primary inhibitor is an incomplete understanding of the full realm of data security. SMBs often cite indirect control and location of where the data resides as the primary hurdles. To get a better feel, many are working with a combination of cloud and in-house storage to build that comfort level.