Cloud computing is a phrase used to describe a variety of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network, in this case, the Internet. In science, cloud computing is a synonym for distributed computing over a network, and means the ability to run a program or application on many connected computers at the same time.
The phrase also more commonly refers to network-based services, which appear to be provided by real server hardware, and are in fact served up by virtual hardware, simulated by software running on one or more real machines. Such virtual servers do not physically exist and can therefore be moved around and scaled up or down on the fly without affecting the end user, somewhat like a cloud.
Cape Fear Technologies supports cloud computing solutions from Google ™, named Google Apps, Jungle Disk ™, and Freshbooks ™ Cloud Accounting. The real advantages in cloud computing are the ability to access your applications from anywhere, anytime, on any device and to collaborate with your work team, customers and vendors in absolute real time.
GOOGLE APPS ™
Google Apps is a collection of applications that are vital to the everyday operation and collaboration of just about any type of organization. These applications include:
Email with Google-powered search, up to 30 GB of storage, offline support, custom email addresses, and much more.
Easily schedule meetings at times that work for everyone, get meeting reminders, and share calendars.
Drive allows you to store your files in the cloud, share them, and have access to them from anywhere.
Create, share and work on documents with your whole team in real-time.
Manage spreadsheet data faster with click-to-edit charts and discussion style comments.
Create presentations together, embed videos, and never press save again.
Contact Cape Fear Technologies for a complimentary consultation on implementing and transitioning your application frame work to a Google Apps platform
JUNGLE DISK ON-LINE BACKUP AND FILE SHARING
Protect your files against loss, theft, viruses, and natural disasters. Share business data securely and privately in the office or across the globe. Sync your critical work across all your computers. Access your data from any web browser. You can do all of that and more, on the go, from anywhere, securely, with just a click.
All of our computers backup automatically every night (incrementally) and do a full backup once a week on Sunday. One of our clients recently experienced a corruption of a LAN locked mission critical application and we were able to restore it on-line from our office in less than five minutes from the previous night backup with just one transaction having to be re-entered. For just $4.95 / month, it is a small price to pay to what otherwise would have been a complete disaster.
In addition to the backup capabilities, all of our computers have a secured drive mapping (drive J:) to the on-line disk on the cloud so we are able to access and share our data from any computer just like if it was a local drive mapping (C:) and just about as fast. Way cool… highly recommended. Check out their website at:
Jungle Disk is A subsidiary of Rackspace Hosting
FRESHBOOKS ™ CLOUD ACCOUNTING
Cape Fear Technologies can help you implement one of the most powerful and fastest billing and expense tracking systems ever. Welcome to Freshbooks Cloud Accounting.
Contact Cape Fear Technologies for a complimentary consultation on implementing and transitioning your accounting frame work to a FreshBooks Cloud Accounting platform