Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cloud?
The cloud is a storage service provided through the internet for storing, protecting, distributing, and backing-up your data. Using a service like this comes with an incredible amount of security and speed of data retrieval, not to mention you are using the most revolutionary servers, 24/7 staff for inspecting your hardware, regulated temperatures throughout the building, back-up power plans, armed guards, and these facilities are even located in areas that are deemed the safest places on earth. So if all of the other reasons aren’t a dead giveaway, you will sleep safe knowing that your data can withstand literally any natural disaster. During our demos of our POS and Retail Management Solutions we show some pictures of this facility and it’s an incredible site to see. That’s probably why we see companies like Google, eBay, Oracle, and many others storing their data right next to ours. There is no doubt that cloud storage is the wave of the future. Consider, how your data is stored now. Our guess is that you have servers in the store and servers at headquarters. Think about how many points of failure you could have, not to mention the complexity and maintenance on your network trying to keep everything communicating. Most companies can’t even get real time data or share pertinent information between retail stores and other stores, or retail stores and headquarters or warehouses, and definitely struggle to communicate all information back from the eCommerce site too.