Cloud computing is the watch word for mass storage without bunging the internal memory on your notebook, PC or handheld portable. But cloud computing can be used for more than the storing and retrieving of data over the internet, but can also be used to host data conferencing sessions.
Storing and running data from a hard drive is known as local storage but limits you to the memory space at your disposal – either built into your computer and with additional memory on an external hard drive – which you then have to take with you. Cloud storage on the other hand can be retrieved from remote locations from any device. This gives business users a number of benefits for easily sharing data and connecting to colleagues and clients.
Business cloud computing is totally different to say Apple iCloud which allows you to retrieve music or film content from anywhere in iStore. A business cloud storage needs to be much more secure therefore you need to set up passwords, key codes and websites that are company specific. However, the service is still flexible enough to allow you to set up custom applications for use by everyone involved in the company. But you can also use the cloud computing service to share information and ideas with clients.
Cloud conferencing software enables you to launch content that is transferable to Windows based devices, Macs and tablets yet is totally cloud based. By using VoIP (voice over internet protocol) technology or other webcam supported application, you can utilize cloud software that has two-way collaboration and gives you the ability to connect with participants using web cams in what is a virtual face to face meeting.
No data conferencing software required
Using a cloud service that is fully supported requires does not require hardware or software applications. The cloud hosted services will bring in all the users you require or up to 20 devices connected to the conference call. Cloud conferencing services has been described as giving companies the ability to connect with people all over the world but “no longer paying for the technology to conference. It is about paying for the benefits without all the hassles.”
In the next couple of years, cloud call conferencing is expected to be on the top of many companies wish list – primarily because of its cost saving benefits. Day to day discussions can now be routine, messages immediately sent and work shared with clients and colleagues. Furthermore, the huge amounts of information that can be stored in the cloud does not overburden your devices and slow it down. You can therefore also expect productivity to increase because your computer is working at full strength.
To sum up, using a cloud hosted conferencing service can improve the end-user experience, maximize productivity, promote better time management and provide all the necessary information with a low and predictable cost. Nor do you need to use your valuable IT resources to access the cloud for conferencing purposes. Everyone just needs a password and a connection that allows them to access the cloud.
The Smarter Interactive team are ready to help you find the right solution to your data conferencing needs. Call us today on 0118 336 0010 for free advice and assistance in finding the best solution for you. You can also request a call back by using the form below.
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