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5 Ways Cloud is Safe for Hosting Your Unified Communications

on September 22, 2014

Today’s companies are increasingly recognizing the advantages of cloud-based communications services.  Unified communication solutions delivered via the cloud can provide businesses with improved agility and the resources to compete and adapt in today’s fast-changing business environment.

Today’s companies are increasingly recognizing the advantages of cloud-based communications services.  Unified communication solutions delivered via the cloud can provide businesses with improved agility and the resources to compete and adapt in today’s fast-changing business environment.  Furthermore, cloud-based communication services empower workers by enhancing their mobility, productivity, and collaborative ability.  Less well known, perhaps, is the fact that cloud-based communications services offer far greater reliability, resilience, and security than traditional communication platforms.  Put simply, cloud-based communications services offer improved financial forecasting, data protection, adaptability, scalability, and security than ever before. 

Reliability

Traditional communication platforms utilized copper wire, analog switches, and antiquated equipment.  As a result, they were prone to periodic failures including: local glitches, system-wide outages, and expensive and disruptive maintenance.  Today’s cloud-based communication services, however, utilize the inherent geographic diversity and systematic redundancy of the Internet.  For example, with the cloud, servers and data storage facilities are dispersed over multiple geographic locations.  As a result, cloud-based communications services are highly resilient and optimally immune from natural and man-made disasters.

Data Encryption 

Cloud-based communications services employ the latest encryption and security procedures, which are continually updated, ensuring your data and communications are always secure.  Specifically, cloud-based services include the latest safeguards against hackers, spamsters, and denial of service attacks.

Data Recovery

Cloud-based services are uniquely suited to data recovery.  Should disaster strike, the cloud’s remotely located and well-dispersed data facilities ensure that a company’s vital information is preserved, their data easily recovered, and their services promptly restored.

Enhanced Adaptability

Traditional communication platforms required substantial capital investments.  In today’s fast-moving environment, investing in a one-size-fits all or non-adaptable system is a recipe for a company’s obsolescence.  Cloud-based communication systems, on the other hand, offer maximum customization and adaptability.  Put simply, cloud-based services can be updated without disruption and continually tailored to meet the ever-changing needs of your business.  In this way, your business can keep up with technological changes and easily add or drop communication features as your needs or circumstances change.

Financial Forecasting

Cloud-based communication services represent a shift away from huge capital expenditures and towards manageable and predicable operating expenses.  As a result, they can help businesses prepare for the future and save money in the present.  In addition, they offer the advantage of allowing businesses to scale up or scale down in response to specific events (i.e., the holidays) or changing circumstances.  Therefore, cloud communication services help businesses get the most bang for their buck.

Cloud-based communication services represent a quantum leap over traditional communication platforms.  With cloud-based services, businesses can plan better for the future and adapt better to the present.  Furthermore, employees can communicate more readily and reliably as cloud-based communication enables workers to communicate and collaborate through multiple points of entry (via desktop, laptop, i-phone, tablet, etc) seamlessly as they move about geographically and switch their devices.  Just as importantly, by utilizing the latest encryption safeguards, security protocols, data protection and recovery features today’s cloud-based communication services offer unprecedented reliability, resiliency, and security.