The “Cloud” connects your company, storing applications and software in a separate location, and remotely connects you to each other, your various devices, to your company.
Using the Public Cloud for general file storage may work if you have many remote users, as long as you have retain control – which means you keep full separate copies of all your current data. There are some QuickBooks hosting services that cost about $50 / month / user, that you may want to consider if you need to pursue an “All In On The Cloud” approach.
Our biggest caveats regarding the cloud: There are almost constant major Cloud Outages – either due to pipe problems or the Hosted Servers having hiccups, or hosting companies going out of business: and it happens more often than people think.
Although it’s pretty easy to keep a copy of the loose files you store on a Cloud service, it’s notoriously difficult to convince Cloud database hosting companies to cooperate when companies want their full databases and datasets exported, converted, or even migrated to a competitor.
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