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How The Cloud Protects Office Data

English: Diagram showing three main types of c...Many organizations and government entities have chosen to store and access their data in the Cloud. But what’s so special about the Cloud?

Well, while most use the Cloud personally for easier access to their data from anywhere, there is also a level of added security that comes with using a Cloud solution for data storage and backups.

Because data stored on the Cloud is accessible to users from any location with internet access, it displaces the traditional server and hard-drive vulnerabilities of data being stored in a single location, making it more secure than data stored on company computers. Read more >

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Capital and Operational Cost Savings with a Cloud Solution

High_above_the_Cloud_the_Sun_Stays_the_SameYou’ve probably heard a lot about the “Cloud” and how more cities, schools, and government agencies are using it because of reliability, data backup benefits, and cost.  But what’s the bottom line? In other words, what’s the total cost of ownership (TCO)?  Is it too good to be true, or are there true, tangible cost savings to be had by converting to Cloud?

To understand the true savings benefits, we must breakdown the costs into two categories.  Attention accountants!  This one’s for you: Capital versus Operational Savings.

Capital Cost Savings

On the capital side, there is a variety of savings to be had because of the cost of software and upgrades. Read more >

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Every Data Storage Device WILL Fail! What You Need to Know

Replacing File:Handbuch Webdesign-InternetDate...Believe it or not, “Every data storage device will fail at some point in time. Every server will fail at some point in time. Every electrical grid will experience an outage at some point in time. And, every Internet Service Provider will experience an outage at some point in time.” — Thomas Toblin, 5 FAQs Municipalities Ask About Hosted Billing & Web Billing Software Providers for Utility Billing Services.

These are the realities of data security, and why more people are looking at Cloud-hosted software in an effort to reduce data security risks.

These vulnerabilities – and the potential to reduce them for our clients – are the very reason Black Mountain Software recently selected Amazon as our infrastructure-as-a-service partner for our hosted accounting and billing software. Read more >

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