It may be a world of diminishing returns, but at least the storage space for those returns is expanding endlessly. From floppy disks to memory cards to USB drives, it’s all about smaller devices holding exponentially more data to fit the ever evolving needs of the modern…well, the modern everything and everyone. No matter who you are or what you do, odds are pretty much inescapable that you’re accumulating a personal and professional data bank of at least a few gigabytes. Probably more.
We’re in a world where few modern horror stories are more relatable than that of a corrupted, lost, or beverage-soaked hard drive. With the increasing importance of our data, we’re talking about all the potential loss of a house fire with none of the excitement and barely any sympathy.
Those in the know, after all, have been begging the rest of the public to back up their data for years, whether on USBs or preferably a fully portable back-up hard drive.
But that’s been old hat for a while. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with a physical back-up, but from here on out the Cloud’s where the action is.
It was inevitable, wasn’t it? Everything getting smaller and smaller until hey! Our data is now stored in the air. Or, you know, giant servers in some facility somewhere. But for our purposes, the Cloud is everywhere, and anyplace you can get internet service you can access your Cloud-stored data, from any device, at any time.
It’s just convenient, and services like Dropbox are jumping on the chance to be your one-stop solution for modern information storage. The simple truth of it is that you can lose a physical backup, but the Cloud’s wherever you are, no matter what.
And what with businesses being responsible not just for their own data, but that of their employees, it only makes sense for them to get onboard and ensure they’re using the most convenient and reliable methods possible to keep track of everything from hours to healthcare records.
Hesitance to switching over is to be expected. We like having something to hold onto, and Cloud-based solutions seem intangible. But really, it’s the opposite. There’s nothing to point to, sure, but the data is always there, ready at your fingertips in less than a moment’s notice.
But if you’re still hesitant, incentives can always help. So with that in mind, how do you track employee hours? AMG’s Cloud-Based software will do it automatically, and make the data more accessible than ever before. And with the promo code “freeweb” you can register five employees with the system totally free of charge.
The future of data storage lies in web-based solutions like these, and that’s news to celebrate. In this case, the Cloud doesn’t need a silver lining.