How many times have you been asked where your office is? How would you like to answer them “It’s in the Cloud”? I know you are probably thinking, what is she talking about, but you will understand soon enough. Cloud computing got its name as a metaphor for the Internet. The internet is typically represented in a network diagram as a cloud. The cloud represents everything that makes the network work. But cloud computing is more than just the internet. It allows users to access applications that actually reside at a location other than his computer, server, or other Internet-connected device. The thing about cloud computing is that another company hosts your applications so that you don’t have to bear the burden of the costs of servers and software updates. It is ideally convenient for remote workers who can log into servers and use applications from wherever they want. For example, you own a small business with a few employees. You don’t really need an office space for clients to visit. You are constantly on the go, and have several field employees who never need to go into the office. But you all need to access the same documents and software applications. You are probably thinking you need to go out and buy a server, software applications with enough licenses for all computers, and rent office space to store the server. Don’t waste the money!!! You can now have a “virtual server” in the cloud. All employees will be able to access the same documents. You and your office personnel and accountant can use QuickBooks in the cloud. You and your field employees can all access the software applications from the cloud. You can save money and still be productive. And don’t worry; it is very secure so that no one can “hack” into your financial software. And it is in the cloud, so no worries about a backup system. Kotori Technologies is launching a new line of products “in the cloud”. Just give us a call at 843-553-8800 and ask about Optix Virtual Office.