One of the positives that landscapers have, and can benefit from when running their business, is that modern technology makes that task easier, or at least it should. Nowhere is that more obvious than online, with the internet transforming the way everyone does business, whether that be a global brand, or a local business, such as a landscaping business.
The internet has also produced numerous services, software, and apps that make running a business more efficient, and thus more profitable. One such service, which landscapers should be using is cloud storage. By cloud, we are not talking about the fluffy, white things you see in the sky, but instead, the definition of “cloud” in this context is a remote server that you can access anywhere via an internet connection.
Cloud storage offers a landscaping Perth business a multitude of benefits that can ultimately lead to being able to offer clients a better level of service, which we are sure every landscaper would want to do. So, read on, and you will discover why cloud storage is a must for landscapers.
What Is Cloud Storage?
For anyone unfamiliar with cloud storage here is a simple explanation of what it is. Think of all the files you have stored on your computer, laptop, or smartphone. If they are the only places they are stored, it follows that you can only access those files if you are physically using that device whilst physically in the same room.
Now, imagine all your files not just being stored on your devices, but also remotely on another device, which is known as a server, and which has a huge storage capacity. Rather than having to physically be in the same room as the server to access those files, you could access them via an internet connection, and use or download them where you happen to be.
The simplest analogy we can think of is the difference between you and another person having a conversation whilst both in the same room, versus having that conversation via a telephone whilst you are both located in different cities.
Benefits For Landscapers Of Using Cloud Storage
All Files Are Safe And Secure: Given that cloud storage servers have exceptional security and backup systems, you can be certain that your files will always be available. Compare that to you losing your smartphone, or your PC’s hard drive developing a fault and rendering your files inaccessible, or worse, lost forever.
Access Your Files From Anywhere: Possibly the most useful for landscapers as it means that you can access files from anywhere including when with clients, at the wholesale supplier when buying materials, or whilst working on a landscaping project.
Collaboration With Others: If you grant access to specific files to others you work with it means you can both access the files and collaborate on them. This can be useful for working on designs or a quotation being prepared for a client.
Efficiency: Being able to instantly access your files from anywhere and at any time will increase efficiency hugely. Compare that with having to wait until you get to the office every time you need to work on a file.
Cost Reduction: Whilst cloud storage services charge fees, they are small by comparison to other services, However, you will make savings elsewhere given that you will spend less time travelling back and forth to your office, will have quicker access to files, and jobs like producing designs and quotes will be done much faster.