Everything’s in the cloud these days. Almost overnight, a once fabled buzzword became standard in the zeitgeist of technology, though many people still aren’t sure exactly what it refers to—storing, accessing, or using an application through an internet connection rather than downloading it from software.
For most people, their introduction to the cloud came with Apple’s unveiling of their iCloud service in October of 2011. Though the concept of cloud-based data storage and file sharing existed long before then, it was Apple who brought the cloud into homes and verbal repertoires across the country.
Today, there are endless applications of cloud technology, from individuals using iCloud for personal file storage to the numerous business solutions making their way to the cloud. The benefits of doing so are numerous, particularly for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry.
Most recently, the development of virtual phone systems hosted in the cloud is bringing business communications to the cutting edge. Just a few years ago, the majority of business phone systems were expensive, outdated and simply not meeting the needs of today’s businesses.
Advances in cloud computing have given rise to a new class of phone system that’s streamlined, affordable, and packed with features tailored for the modern small business.
Businesses are taking notice of the benefits they stand to reap by shifting to the cloud, and adoption of the cloud for business solutions is at an all-time high, with no signs of slowing. This is precisely why 2018 is the year to get on board with cloud communications.