Everyone is making 2021 predictions when it comes to business technology. Our prediction is that cloud storage data will continue to grow by enabling anywhere operations, improving cybersecurity, and facilitating Internet of Behaviors analysis.
Cloud data storage is no longer a technology fad – it is now an important component of doing business. No matter what the size of your business or organization – from a small business to an educational institution, anyone can benefit from well-planned cloud data storage and operations.
The Benefits of Cloud Data Storage
With robust cybersecurity options, cloud data storage has many benefits and advantages.
How Cloud Data Storage Enables Anywhere Operations
“Anywhere operations” is one of the biggest trends right now, according to many 2021 predictions. Anywhere operations is all about instituting smart IT operational workflows that support customers and employees from anywhere and everywhere.
Since the advent of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, companies have been shifting to remote work when possible. To facilitate and improve working from home, your company can institute secure cloud data storage so employees can access the files they need without exposing potentially sensitive information.
With cloud data storage, and even better, integration with a document management solution, your business can enjoy “anywhere operations.”
How Cloud Data Storage Improves Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is a growing issue for every business of every size. One of the big dangers is a ransomware attack that cripples a network and destroys necessary data. As technology writers look ahead with 2021 predictions, ransomware is a top concern along with remote workers being targeted. Without having any secure off-site backups of data, your company could lose everything with just one ransomware attack.
This is why cloud data storage is so important. It protects your company’s information, files, and data from malicious hackers, physical destruction (such as a flood or tornado), human error, and other IT problems.
How Cloud Data Storage Facilitates Internet of Behaviors (IoB)
The term “The Internet of Behaviors,” or “IoB” for short, is a broad phrase referring to the usage of data (typically consumer data) to guide customer behavior. Of course, for a business, the prime motivation for influencing consumer behavior would be to encourage people to buy your product or service. However, the Internet of Behaviors has more benefits than just pushing product sales.
Healthcare organizations, for example, can utilize IoB principles to try to influence patients and the public on preventative healthcare. Internet of Behaviors analysis could be used to determine why people might be prone to buying junk food instead of healthier options—and perhaps influence people to encourage better eating habits.
The potential applications of the Internet of Behaviors are probably endless, but data is the key. Without data, IoB systems won’t have much to analyze.
The Internet of Behaviors ties in closely with the Internet of Things (IoT). Cross-platform data between smartphones, home assistants like Alexa and Google Nest Home, facial recognition services, and other smart devices (fridges, cars, televisions, you name it) can potentially be collected and aggregated to analyze consumer trends and selling opportunities.
The bottom line is, the best way to collect, manage, and analyze all this data is with data cloud storage.
Getting Started With Cloud Data Storage at Your Business
CDS Office Technologies offers affordable, secure cloud storage solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes. The services we offer include:
- Ransomware Protection
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
- Disaster Recovery as a Service
- Cloud-to-Cloud SaaS Backup
- Managed Network Services
We will work with you to develop and implement an appropriate cybersecurity and data backup plan that fits your organization. Best of all, our solutions scale and can grow as you grow.
Your files will be secured and mirrored off-site in two data centers on opposite sides of the country for redundancy and ultimate protection. Archived files are encrypted with 256-bit encryption and backups are automated for convenience.
As cybersecurity experts, CDS Office Technologies is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including secure cloud data storage as well as document management systems. Contact us today for a consultation!