Cloud Services

Cloud Services

By now you’ve probably heard the buzz around Cloud Services, and may have some questions lingering on what exactly they are and how they can benefit your business.

Simply put, Cloud Services refer to anything that is accessible virtually rather than directly. A great example of a Cloud Service is iTunes, which allows users to access music virtually “in the Cloud” rather than having to drive to a music store to purchase a CD.

This same concept is now taking the business world by storm, and telecom services are no exception. Ten years ago it was necessary for businesses to own large, clunky, expensive phone systems in their telco closets, but those days are quickly vanishing and being replaced by virtual services.

Below are some examples of Cloud Services for business communications:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) – Online banking is an example, as are Salesforce.com and GoToMeeting
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – virtualized servers, computing on demand, cloud storage and data backup.
  • IT as a Service (ITaaS) – Outsourcing IT support, streaming all applications from the Cloud, “virtual desktop”
  • Communications as a Service (CaaS) – Hosted VoIP, Unified Communications, conferencing solutions

Think Cloud Services may be right for your business? Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation.