More Businesses Turning to the Cloud

Monday, January 14, 2013 by The eFax Team

Entrepreneurs used to view cloud storage as a means to back up important data.

In the event of an emergency, copied files were saved online so that they were accessible on different computers. Small business owners now use cloud services as alternatives to locally storing documents and downloading software.

The primary advantage of online storage is that businesses can sync files with multiple devices. Employees can access important paperwork from any gadget with network connectivity.

Staffers can work remotely from their own computers and complete basic practices by using cloud-supported services like video conferencing and internet faxing.

According to Spiceworks, a software developer, a growing number of small businesses are recognizing the benefits of moving into the cloud. The company reported that , up from 28 percent in 2011. Jay Hallberg , one of Spiceworks' co-founders, told USA Today that .

"If you're starting a business, the world is your oyster and you can do things in super cool ways with the cloud," Hallberg told the news source.

While digital programs can replace most software, the applications can still be used for data backup. For instance, a fax over internet service saves all documents so that recipients can always find important information.

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