Your Business in the Cloud

By | November 28, 2011

Now more than ever, it’s imperative that people be able to access their office from anywhere at anytime. Thanks to the fast speed of and basically universal access to the internet and web accessible mobile devices, people expect to find information and communicate with others with the click of a button. And they expect no less from your business. So how can you provide your employees with the necessary access to their information and email accounts to satisfy these customer demands? The answer is simple: move your business to the cloud.

Moving your business to the cloud will provide your employees with infinite benefits, and your clients will notice the improvements, too. With a cloud service provider like Google Apps, businesses can operate on the Google Apps for Business platform, which gives employees access to enhanced communication and collaboration tools. The Google Apps for Business platform is unmatched in cloud-based computing and is available to small, medium, and enterprise-sized businesses.

When you switch to a cloud service like Google Apps for Business, your employees will gain universal access to their accounts with 99.9% uptime and no additional software or hardware. Because Google Apps is entirely web-based, users can access their account – email, calendars, documents, and more – from any web-enabled device in any location at anytime. Google Apps users will also get an increased storage capacity at 25GB, which is 50 times the industry average.

The collaboration capabilities of the cloud combined with those of Google mean that users can work with others in real-time. With features like Google Sites and Google Groups, along with the document-sharing capabilities of Google Docs, Google Apps users will be able to collaborate with others better than ever before. These features allow users to more easily share documents, presentations, calendars, and discussions, and to do so in one, central location. These services work to increase productivity and guarantee that everyone has access to the same information.

One of the biggest concern businesses have about the cloud is its privacy, but in reality this is a non-issue. Google Apps users are guaranteed complete security, as all of the Google Apps platforms are verified in third-party SAS70 Type II audit. Users do not need to worry about privacy, either, as they can adjust the privacy settings of all their information, sharing items with as many or as few people as desired.

With the user-friendly features of Google Apps for Business that streamline everyday tasks and the reliable mobile access of the Google Apps service, your employees are sure to benefit from the move to the cloud.

About the guest post author: This blog post is brought to you by Cloud Sherpas. Cloud Sherpas is a leading Google Apps cloud service provider. As a Google Apps Authorized Reseller and Google Enterprise partner, we have migrated over one million users across all major industries from legacy, on-premise messaging systems to Google Apps, helping organizations adopt cloud computing to innovate and dramatically reduce their IT expenses. Get to know our company by checking out our Google+ page at cloudsherpas.com/plus.