The Benefits of Cloud Apps

Cloud Computing ImageFirst virtual offices, now virtual servers. Is this the future of information storage and access?

The Buzzword: Cloud Computing.

What It Is: Unlike a network server, which is a physical entity, cloud computing is a service where resources, information, and software can be accessed by multiple computers over a larger network (i.e. the Internet).

This “virtual server” can be accessed by anyone in the “network” anytime, from any computer; allowing for easy access to applications and sharing of information between users. Because of easy transfer of applications and maintenance of software, more and more customers are migrating towards clouds and away from purchasing software because cloud computing creates efficiency. It makes some of your daily tasks easier and eliminates others, greatly reducing technical investments, headaches, and even money in the long run.

A Short List of Benefits to Using Cloud Computing or Cloud Apps:

1. On-demand access to your applications anytime, from just about anywhere you can access the internet.

2. Eliminating the need to login to a specific workstation to access applications.

3. Backups, disaster recovery, system updates, etc. are handled for you.

4. Easier expansion of access to applications in geographic areas or buildings that may not be part of your local network.

5. Less reliance on in-house IT support.

Whether it’s cloud computing, interactive voice response systems, or timeclock integration, Black Mountain Software is always looking for ways to improve the user experience with our software.

If you lack an on-site IT department, or if you have employees that work from home, cloud apps might be the perfect solution for you!  Getting setup on the cloud is quick and painless. You upload files to us; we do the rest. And the switch is easily reversible in the unlikely event that you’re not completely satisfied.

If you do have IT staff, mention BMS on the cloud to them. Many IT people recognize the efficiencies and lessened workloads that the cloud represents to those responsible for keeping local networks and software running smoothly.

To find out more about how to make the switch to the cloud, check out our website “how-to” on converting to cloud, or call Heather Neff at 800-353-8829. Ask about our “Try it before you buy it” program.

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