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3 Trends In The Future Of Cloud Computing

The importance of cloud computing in an increasingly connected world draws attention to the significance of secure remote data management and the value that enterprises and individuals place on being able to access their files—personal or professional—from anywhere in the world on a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Cloud computing is no longer the ‘next wave’ of information technology, it’s already here. However, with the widespread adoption of cloud computing, comes the natural question—“What next?” Here are some of the ways we may see cloud computing change:

Trend 1: Cloud as the IT norm
Scalability has always been the backbone of agile enterprise computing. Smart file storage, audit-ready data storage, secure cloud backup, and federated IT architecture rely on scalability in order to adapt to rapid changes. This scalability is expected to be supported by:

  • Innovations in cloud-enabling hardware and hardware virtualization.
  • A gradual phasing out of dedicated server storage and backup.
  • Dedicated virtual server environments offering nearly unlimited scalability.

Trend 2: Software to Service
One of the crucial duties of IT services is the scheduled backup and retrieval of enterprise data. While the importance of these functions to the risk management function of an enterprise cannot be underestimated, important core functions including development, implementation, deployment and document management will move from being run on proprietary software to running entirely on a cloud platform. While Software as a Service (SaaS) models have been embraced by large enterprises, cheaper cloud services are expected to make SaaS and Platform as a Service (PaaS) models accessible to small developers and companies.
Small and medium businesses will be able to leverage significantly cheaper cloud services that offer enterprise-level services at a fraction of the cost.

Trend 3: Social and Modular Capabilities
As more IT firms migrate to a cloud-based platform environment, we can expect to see innovative cross-platform, pan-industry platform interfaces that allow independent companies to sell and operate their cloud-based services as a module.
For example, an IT company building a cloud-based software can ‘write in’ a module that is compatible with a remote file storage and backup service such as efilecabinet and other cloud-based service providers to offer a bespoke service platform solution for specific industry types.
Social platform capabilities are expected to include:

  • Intuitive hard-ware software association based on tasks.
  • Hybrid private and public cloud services.
  • Personalized enterprise file access and security.
  • 100% paperless office environment.

The future of cloud computing is expected to create a hyper-scalable IT environment that allows small developers, cross-platform specialists and small and medium businesses to compete and collaborate with larger enterprises across all areas of the software life cycle.


Choosing the Best Option for Your Paperless Office


While a paperless office may sound good in theory, those who are not familiar with computer software programs may have a hard time understanding how such an office even works and what it has to offer. Following is an overview of what a paperless document management program has to offer and how to go about setting it up.

Choosing a Format
You can either opt for a desktop system or online (cloud) document management system.

A desktop system is ideal if you do not need to share files with other users and have a large enough hard drive for storing files. However, an online paperless office is often the best option for many users, as it enables you to, share files in a secure manner, access files from anywhere in the world and keep a backup copy of important files.

Choose a Pricing Plan
Once you have chosen the format you need, it is time to choose a pricing plan. The eFileCabinet program offers various price points to suit the needs of various industries. Desktop users can choose a professional, premium or enterprise plan. Those who opt for online storage can choose a basic, professional or premium plan. Online plans can be easily upgraded or downgraded as the need arises; what is more, there is also a free 14 day trial version available for easy download, making it easy for you to see which exact version is right for your office.

If you opt for a desktop plan , you will need to install it on all business computers that need to run the program. This is done by:

  • Downloading the program
  • Opening it
  • Following the easy to use, step by step instructions

After the program is installed, you can upload files right away. The program has easy to use instructions that show you how to tag, store, archive, move, copy and find files.

The online version of the program can be accessed right after you finalize payment. You will be given clear instructions on choosing a password and setting up your filing system.

Using a paperless office saves times and money. Each option is easy to use and there are many price points available. Such an office can be used by any company, regardless of size, industry or geographical location.


eFileCabinet Announces Record Growth in Q1 – 2014

LEHI, Utah, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — eFileCabinet, Inc., the expert in document management software, today announces record growth generated through increased demand for its software solutions, driven by broader audiences seeking the company’s products and services. eFileCabinet reports 46% revenue growth in Q1 2014 over Q1 2013 figures, bringing the total number of users to over 107,000 . Read Press Release


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Benefits of Online File Sharing with SecureDrawer

Online File Sharing refers to distributing or providing access to electronically stored information, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, video, etc.), documents, or electronic books.

Business File Sharing is becoming more and more important in every day business dealings. Online file sharing with SecureDrawer allows companies to securely share files with clients and other employees within their organization. The files are stored in a “drawer” so users can view or download the files that are too large or sensitive to send via email.
SecureDrawer online file sharing provides:

  • 24/7 access to files
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  • Elimination of costs associated with mailings
  • Ability to track all files and document changes
  • Allows multiple users to access information from multiple locations

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