Cloud-based storage is a model in which digital files are stored on remote servers and made accessible over the internet. The service is snowballing in its usage and is becoming the standard across many industries. Cloud hosting facilities are maintained and operated by a range of service providers, offering different volumes of storage for different needs, and they are responsible for keeping the files secure as well as accessible to you, the end user.
The most obvious and significant benefit of cloud-based storage is the cost. Keeping your files backed up and secure isn’t always cheap, especially when you factor in the cost of buying the necessary hardware. Cloud-based storage options are less expensive, and often automate backups and maintenance, saving you time and effort. With no physical presence, you have more office space and lower electricity costs.
Storing confidential or sensitive information in the cloud is often more secure than storing it locally. Most cloud-based services keep the data encrypted both during transfer and on their servers, making it perfectly safe for confidential documents. In the event of an emergency such as a fire or flood on your premises, you can confident your data won’t be affected.
From tablets to laptops to smartphones and everything in between, consumers and businesses are using a variety of devices, and transferring files from one to the other all can be difficult at times. With cloud-based storage, all your files and documents are available at any time, from any device with an internet connection, allowing for remote working and greater business area-coverage.
There are many more benefits to cloud files storage such as syncing files automatically between all your devices, quickly sharing files and collaborating with teammates and colleagues, protection on your data and the recovery options in the event of data loss. Taking all this into consideration, using cloud files as a primary storage solution seems like the superior option for businesses in any industry.
SwiftCase is a cloud-based case management software solution that features easy to use, document uploading and storage features, on secure servers with a complete backup plan included.
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