Cloud computing will not only help your company operate better but help it protect important documents.

Is your business held together by thousands of wires streaming between phones, computers and printers? If it is, there's a way to clean up that mess and make your business run more efficiently. What's the miracle cure?

Cloud computing.

Cloud computing will help your company overcome many of its communications challenges such as costs, implementation and scalability issues. We covered these three challenges in part one of our two-part series. In this final part, we'll explore how cloud computing is great for disaster recovery, documentation control and automatic updates.

1. Disaster recovery

What if this terrible scenario happened: your business burns down and all of your company's information—backed up on CDs—is lost. What do you do?

With cloud computing, this wouldn't be an issue. Your company's vital information would be backed up in the cloud. If a fire damages your building, you can quickly access important files backed up online.

What is your company's plan if you lose vital information? Make things easier by adopting cloud computing.
What is your company's plan if you lose vital information? Make things easier by adopting cloud computing.

2. Documentation control

Forgo sharing documents via email or, worse, by hand. In the 1990s this was an acceptable practice. Transition from the Dark Ages and adopt cloud computing. Cloud computing ensures documents don't get lost in email folders or accidently thrown away in the trash.

3. Automatic updates

When using the cloud, application suppliers automatically update software for you so your employees can work without interruption. You'll never have to individually upgrade each application again. 

According to industry research analyst company IDC, cloud computing will reach $70 billion in 2015 with the top five industries (discrete manufacturing, banking, professional services, process manufacturing and retail) accounting for nearly 45 percent of cloud computing spending. Don't get left behind. Make sure you upgrade to the cloud today.