Across the country, students are leaping into learning – whether they like it or not! While true that traditional schooling may not be everyone’s jam but even the ones who need to be dragged kicking and screaming find a few things to get excited about!
No matter how many years has passed since it’s invention, one classroom staple still seems to excite more than the rest – Play Doh. One can hardly imagine how many unruly classrooms have been tamed by this simple, moldable putty. In fact, Play Doh has become such a figure in American culture that we have dedicated an entire day in September to celebrating it’s glory. However, Play Doh wasn’t always used in a creative fashion.
The original putty recipe goes all the way back to 1933. Invented by Cleo and Noah McVicker, the clay was first used as an efficient means to remove wallpaper from your home. It was not until almost 20 years later that family member got the idea to reinvent the product for children’s play after seeing their own children sculpt little works of art.
In 1957, Play Doh got its big break on ‘Captain Kangaroo’ and has skyrocketed in sales ever since! In 1991, the rights were sold to Hasbro and exists in the capacity we see today.
It would be almost fruitless to argue that Play Doh has not been instrumental in shaping and reshaping the minds of our children. The creativity, attention to detail, and sheer joy it sparks continues well into adulthood. I mean, could you really resist a fresh pot of Play Doh sitting in front of you?
Just like Play Doh, cloud technology has started from a tiny seed of an idea to reshaping how we look at and conduct business. This is particularly true for SMBs (small and medium businesses), let’s take a look.
Cloud-based communication technology
Now a few years into the pandemic, it’s rare to find a person who is not at least vaguely familiar with advances in phone and video technology. Whether you use these cloud-based communication features on a personal or business level it’s hard to imagine life without them.
Cloud based technology has also become immensely more accessible and now can be utilized by just about every SMB in some way. One of those common uses of cloud-based communication technology is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems.
VoIP has reshaped the industry by providing SMBs with the ability to easily manage and operate their own phone systems in a customized manner. No longer are businesses chained to hard lines, rigid standalone systems, or big-box providers.
Vodigy has a wealth of experience in helping SMBs find the right fit for their phone systems. We work with several excellent partners in whom we trust to provide our clients with the absolute best.
Air-tight storage and not-so-disastrous recovery
Another extremely popular way cloud-based technology is utilized in today’s business world is probably one of the most important – data storage.
It used to be that most all our private company data was stored on either a physical back-up/hard drive onsite or in physical paper files. While industry storage standards may vary, its safe to say that utilizing those antiquated systems are not longer viable in most situations.
Instead, many large corporations and SMBs have begun storing their most important data, files, and software access within secure cloud-based storage. Not only does this provide your employees with ease of access but also becomes more manageable from a security standpoint.
As well, in the event something disastrous happens, cloud-based storage options provide you with the peace of mind that your data will remain safe, no matter what you are facing.
These back-ups are also regularly updated to keep information refreshed and secured. You can speak with your provider to set up a back-up schedule that makes the most sense for your business.
Ease of access for everyone!
When it comes to the bottom line, giving your clients the service excellence they deserve is most important when it comes to your business. Not only does cloud-based access provide a platform for your employees to succeed but also helps your customers better reach and understand your business. Whether it is utilizing chat features, collecting surveys, or providing your client with up-to-date information, it all happens in the cloud.
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