What is cloud technology and how can it help my business?

Increased mobility allows businesses to be more productive and efficient, regardless of their location.

Do you use Gmail? Or perhaps Spotify? A Kindle? Dropbox? These are all cloud services that store the data you access.

If you use an iPhone or iPad, then you’ll be familiar with the iCloud service – the cloud technology that allows you to sync and upload your photos and contacts.

Cloud technology is the ability to access information and applications over the internet. This means that instead of having a program installed on a computer, it can accessed or stored on a remote server.


This increased mobility allows businesses to be more productive and efficient, regardless of their location. This flexibility allows employees to work from home, on the go or in the office.

Using cloud technology means that there’s no need to carry around (and risk losing) USB drives with sensitive information on them. If a USB drive is lost, then files are gone forever. If files are backed up to the cloud, that data can be easily retrieved.

Additionally, cloud technology can help a company save money by sharing resources with other businesses. For example, if you need extra storage space for a project, you can rent storage space from another business instead of purchasing additional hardware.


Cloud technology is also a more secure way to store and share data. By using cloud technology, data can be kept safe from theft or loss.

Cloud storage can allow employees to share files easily and quickly, eliminating the need to send emails with large attachments.
All data stored in the cloud is encrypted, which means that it cannot be read by anyone who does not have the proper authorisation.

Save money
Cloud technology also enables businesses to save money on IT costs. With the cloud, businesses no longer need to purchase and maintain their own hardware or software. This reduces the amount of IT infrastructure that a business needs, which can save them a lot of money in the long run.
Itek ensures that your cloud services and backups are always there to keep your business running smoothly. If you’re thinking about cloud backup solutions, contact us and we’ll walk you through all of the options.

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