Cloud Storage is one of the most important iterations of the Internet. The data storage method has become increasingly popular in personal and business applications as a means to organize, manage, and access information all in one place and in real time. As discovered by a research survey by Avere Systems and Gatepoint Research, there are several reasons why businesses swear by this method.
For one, research execs and IT professionals believe that disaster relief is a major benefit. In the face of disaster, business professionals can count on cloud storage to restore their most important documents and collaborations in order to stay afloat. In fact, 20% of cloud storage users recover from a site disaster in four hours or less, according to CIO.com. Unfortunately, only 9% of non-cloud storage users can say the same about their disaster recovery experience. When a company faces adversity, resilience is of the utmost importance and the consequences of not having an effective storage method are well, disastrous.
Centralizing Data Management
Another common benefit of cloud storage is Centralizing Data Management. This means that you can access all of your documents in one unified and organized platform. No longer do you have a million folders floating around on your desktop. Instead, your cloud-computing provider will do the heavy lifting for you and ensure that your data is easy to retrieve. Centralizing Data Management also opens doors for telecommuting. With a unified data center, it becomes possible to distribute personnel across the world, providing for a diverse team that will ultimately contribute to the success of your company.
The holy grail of business solutions is, of course, cost savings. And according to today’s IT professionals, cloud storage is a great way to reap the benefits. Cloud Storage creates a pay-as-you-go model that can reduce IT costs by up to 77%. Not only can it save you money, but it can also increase revenues, enhancing performance and different capabilities to improve your bottom line.
The business applications of Cloud Storage are numerous and when it comes to the future of this technology, we have a lot in store. What can we expect to see next in Cloud Storage? According to Arvind Raichur, CEO and Co-Founder of Cloud Storage platform, MrOwl, the answer is simple, social. It is for this reason why Raichur and his team have carved out an entirely new category for technology applications, Social Cloud Storage™. Social Cloud Storage allows you to share content directly out of your cloud storage to a community beyond your contacts. It allows you to share your own information and discover what others are sharing out of their own personal cloud storage. It’s all about enhancing communications and building a wider community where individuals feel heard, understood, and above all, connected. And, it’s never been easier to share knowledge and resources because MrOwl offers unlimited storage for public content as well as 10GB’s of free private storage.
“We believe that consumers are looking for new technologies, like MrOwl, that provide them with more of a balance between being able to personalize their experience and having greater control over their privacy, Raichur says. “Both things are important. People want to be able to customize the Internet based on who they are and what’s important to them and their digital needs. They want more control over their experience and over their own individual privacy, because they are more aware than ever that their data is being used to target them and they want to have more control.”
Building a Stronger Internet Community
How does a platform like MrOwl restore privacy control back to the user? On the platform, users can opt for the premium package in an ad-free environment that will keep the users’ personal information completely anonymous. While a targeted ad environment will deliver more relevant ads, this is not a priority for many users out there. Having this option available will finally give users the opportunity to choose the environment that works best for them. It is in this spirit that we may build a better Internet community.
“We are really excited as MrOwl has the ability to change the world and become the primary place where people can access, share, and interact with one another in a more positive setting, not just about cool content, but about smarter and more meaningful content,” Raichur concludes. “We’ve come to a point in our “social media lives” where we are a bit drained at just looking at repetition, and we are excited to give everyone a chance at something new that brings more meaning and empowerment to internet users everywhere.”