You Don’t Have to Dig Your Own Well: Tapping into the Advantages of Cloud Computing

“There was a time when every household, town, farm or village had its own water well. Today, shared public utilities give us access to clean water by simply turning on the tap; cloud computing works in a similar fashion. Just like water from the tap in your kitchen, cloud computing services can be turned on or off quickly as needed. Like at the water company, there is a team of dedicated professionals making sure the service provided is safe, secure and available on a 24/7 basis.”

Vivek Kundra, first ever Chief Information Officer of the United States, served under President Obama from March 2009 to August 2011

You’ve surely heard about the cloud by now, but do you know what the cloud can actually do for your business? Turns out, quite a lot: Southwest Networks knows how to leverage the power of the cloud to drastically reduce your IT expenses and make your employees more efficient, therefore making your business more profitable.

Let’s start with the savings.

As Kundra put it, you don’t have to dig your own well anymore. With the cloud, you can remotely access shared data and applications. Cloud providers have the resources to make their data centers incredibly powerful, reliable and secure.

Our hosted Exchange and hosted VoIP services allow you to reduce your operating expenses even more, significantly lowering your email management and telephone bills.

And with desktop virtualization and hosted applications, your employees will be freed from their desks and able to work from home, Starbucks, a hotel lobby, or anywhere else they can find an internet connection, instead of being limited to the office. Increased availability will make your workforce more productive. More assignments will be completed; projects will be finished faster.

The cloud also provides significant security benefits.

Hosted security (antivirus, antimalware, firewalls, encryption, email filtering, spam protection, and more) allows us to monitor your network and protect you from threats, and when disaster does strike, our cloud-based backup tools offer more complete coverage and faster restore times than onsite backup device alternatives. All this translates into less downtime and less downtime improves your bottom line, because it provides your workforce with more time to work and a more productive workforce means you’ll have an easier time meeting your revenue goals.

Some of these services may be somewhat unnecessary for your business, however some may be absolutely vital to your success. Our experts will design a cloud solution that makes the most sense for your budget and needs.

Give us a call at (760) 770-5200 or send a message to for more information about our cloud consulting and other IT services.