Server failures, PC slowdowns, network viruses, managed service plans that barely keep you operating, programs that shut down in the middle of an operation, adware and malware, aging server that needs replacement, old PC’s on their last legs; really, do you need all the hassles and expense that these represent? You have for thirty plus years, haven’t you? It’s just the price you pay to play to tap into the fabulous computing and storage power that a PC network offers.
But if you could just chuck the whole thing and just get the computing power, would you do it? You’d be crazy to turn that down, wouldn’t you? Think of it, computing power without computers. A network without a server. And storage that’s super safe, super secure and accessible from anywhere. Okay, come on now, that sounds like a dream world!
But it most decidedly is not. This is exactly what a cloud network can do for you, and don’t worry about being amazed, it happens all the time. In fact, one of the early reactions is that “it sounds too good to be true.” But we no doubt experienced a similar feeling with cellphones and then smartphones, laptops, tablets, and will again with the next big wave. It just keeps getting better.
My vision from the beginning has been to free a business owner or operator from as much of their computing issues as possible. To make it less expensive, out of sight, yet more powerful and faster than ever. Today you can have a network installed with no moving parts left in the office. No server, no PCs, and seriously, one quarter of one percent of the problems faced with an old fashioned hardware network. I know that sounds amazing but when you replace a PC tower with a caddie, a Cloud Access Device with no moving parts, there goes a ton of troublesome issues right there.
Get rid of the server because now your server is in a super secure data center. You access it via the internet from anywhere, any device, any time. So what’s left to go wrong? The vast majority of issues arising now can be handled remotely. It’s truly a beautiful thing, but the real beauty is that you are now free to focus on what you do, no matter what business it might be.
Computing progress is an inexorable march toward ease of use, faster and faster computing speeds, seemingly limitless storage and capabilities so complex few among us can keep up with them. But for business this progress means the reduction of IT to the level of a utility. You plug and play and buy and pay for as much or as little as you need. It’s an exciting development.