If this last year taught us anything, it’s that keeping data protected and easily accessible from any device makes life a whole lot easier when disaster strikes (like a global pandemic). Many businesses found themselves scrambling to efficiently access and transfer important information when the world shifted to work-from-home culture, which is why transferring to protected cloud storage is in your best interests in 2021.

What is “The Cloud”?

When you store data on the cloud, this means that your digital information is protected and accessible over the internet, at your convenience, through a central data centre. These cloud services are also encrypted to keep your hardware and software safe from security concerns. 

A few common methods of cloud computing include:

Outsourcing IT, which refers to moving servers offsite or renting servers from other folks.
Subscribing to a web service to organize documents. 
Accessing networks remotely, which usually requires virtual server hosting.

Cloud storage has quickly become a staple for people who rely on secure, protected data that is easily accessible from anywhere, at any time. This is especially helpful in a time where remote work reigns supreme. 

Benefits of Transferring to Cloud Services 

If you’re not sure about making the switch from traditional computing to protected cloud storage, here are a few reasons why cloud services designed by Alt-Tech Inc.’s managed service providers work smarter, not harder, to keep your files secure and quick to access from any device. 

Potential to pivot. By utilizing Alt-Tech’s all-inclusive data centre to streamline operations, you can count on cloud-based data management to keep workflows organized and easily adaptable when change occurs.

Maintenance-free management. Our cloud services are backed by experienced IT professionals who are trained to keep your digital storage solutions running smoothly, with quick fixes on-hand for when technical hiccups happen. In other words, you focus on your business while we take care of the rest.

Security you can count on. The beauty of cloud storage is that your data is saved and backed up in real-time, which helps prevent data loss while keeping your information protected from security threats. Some people are wary of moving their sensitive documents online, which is why our trusted IT service providers encrypt your data with proven cybersecurity solutions. 
The key to modern collaboration. Nowadays, everything is shared online, which can be a pain if your team is sending many documents back and forth with plenty of room for error. By transferring to protected cloud storage, you are eliminating the middleman, which means more control of your data and real-time document collaboration. (Think Google Suite, Office 365 or Dropbox.)

Unmatched safety protocols. Cyberattacks can happen to anyone, which is why integrating high-tech cloud hosting into your computer systems will ensure your business is prepared for a digital disaster. The Alt-Tech data centre is secured within a below-grade vault in downtown Edmonton, keeping your critical data safely stored on the cloud. 

Top-of-the-line offsite storage. Whether you store your information at Alt-Tech HQ or through one of our cloud storage partners, you can confidently grow your business with more room to breathe. Not to mention, we’ll make sure the architecture and design of your network storage is expertly organized and user-friendly.

The Bottom Line for Your Business

Transitioning your data to a cloud-based storage management system is a proven way to protect your bottom line in 2021; after all, businesses cannot function in this digital age without easily accessible data that’s safe, secure, and reliable. 

Alt-Tech has you covered with industry-leading IT support and services right here in Edmonton. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you take your company’s data storage to the next level.