True Cloud-based Solution vs. "In the Cloud"
It’s 2018. A lot of companies in construction, and in general, claim to be “in the cloud.” However, what qualifies a business as truly cloud-based? hh2 Cloud Services is a true cloud-based service that offers its customers solutions that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. For software to be considered a cloud-based service, it must meet two criteria:
1. Delivered Over the Internet
Cloud services are delivered to customers using an internet connection. Everyone wants to be in the cloud, but what benefits does the cloud offer? For users, it means that there is no detrimental software required to make the service run required to be installed on your servers, no server health maintenance, no setup and it should function independently from your server. In addition to these benefits, there is no dedicated hardware required for the user with a cloud service. It can run from any device that has the ability to communicate with the service.
2. Primary Function Must be Uploading, Hosting and Management of Customer Data
Users can benefit from the cloud in many ways. Cloud-based companies are able to offer software as a service (SaaS). What this entails is generally an affordable monthly subscription that is delivered over the internet. The solution is provided as part of an agreement that the user makes with the company providing them the service. The user benefits by not having to worry about updates or backups that are required when they maintain their own data. Instead, the user uses the cloud to access and manage the software and their data.
To truly understand the difference between a cloud-based service and company that is simply “in the cloud,” feel free to reach out to us directly. We’re more than happy to discuss all the options available to you. hh2 Cloud Services offers a full range of cloud-based solutions to meet your construction needs. To learn more about how you can move your business to the cloud, call 801-683-7869 or visit www.hh2.com.