How Cloud Storage Works

Posted on: March 22, 2016

If you are a business owner, by now you have probably heard of the cloud. But how does it work? And how can it benefit your business? Below, the experts at QFI, Inc. have outlined how cloud storage works and how you can even store hard copy paper documents on the cloud.

What Is Cloud Storage?

Cloud storage is simply saving files, pictures, videos, and more on an external server. This server is often managed by a hosting company which allows you to log in from many different devices at any time—as long as it is hooked up to the internet. Clouds can come in many different sizes for any type of business—whether you need 5GB or 50GB, you can get a cloud that works best for your business’s needs.

With a simple login and access to the internet, you and your employees have access to important business documents 24/7 without the need to lug home a computer or storage device.

How to Store Items on the Cloud

Storing items on the cloud is easy. Simply log in to your cloud account and upload documents straight from your computer, email, CD, and more to the cloud server.

If you have piles of hardcopy paper documents that you want to get rid of, that’s where QFI, Inc. comes in. Paper documents can take up a lot of space—especially if you have years of old files. If you want to get rid of these hard copies, but you need to keep and store the information, don’t buy another file cabinet—store them on the cloud! QFI, Inc. has top of the line scanners that scan your documents and turn them into digital copies. After your old records are digital, you can then upload them to your cloud server and shred those confidential papers.

Going paperless doesn’t have to be difficult. Let QFI, Inc. help you eliminate your papers and store your documents on the cloud!

How Safe Is the Cloud?

Chances are, if you have been holding on to old income statements, expense reports, or credit card statements from 1995, they are important and confidential for your business. Many business owners believe that the cloud is not safe; however, we are here to tell you that is not true. The cloud is a secure form of storage and can be even safer than locking documents in your file cabinets! Fires, floods, and even human forgetfulness can either ruin your confidential information or misplace your files. With the cloud, all of your files are in one secure place that is easy to navigate.

Get rid of those old file cabinets and store your paper documents on the cloud!

About QFI, Inc.’s Scanning Services

QFI, Inc. works with businesses nationwide to scan and store business documents. We have scanned a variety of products, including:

  • Books
  • Engineered drawings
  • Blueprints
  • Aperture cards
  • Confidential files
  • And more!

Our scanning office is located in Maryland; however, we have the ability to scan documents for businesses all over the country. Simply send us your business documents and we will take care of the rest! Whether you are located in Washington, DC, Dallas, Charlotte, or New York, we can scan your business documents and help you store them safely on the cloud.

Give us a call or contact us online to learn more!