Cloud system is not entirely new. In fact, it has been around for some time. It was coined from an idea to create an ‘intergalactic computer network’ by J.C.R. Licklider, an ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) developer.
Since then, cloud computing has been developed. However, only recently has it been commercialised for the use of data storage.
Along with the development of cloud is the use of cloud for POS (Point-of-Sale) systems. In a time where any business can be done and has a high possibility to flourish, its better if one plans well and thinks ahead for the future for their business. That’s where the use of this ‘intergalactic computer network’ can be done. It sounds a lot like something taken from the sci-fi Star Wars but really, it all sums up to the use of cloud space.
It works by putting all business affairs up on a cloud where there is flexible storage on the internet. This opens avenues for businesses to open chains, manage and communicate easily; all using the same hardware as before (of course, there will be no qualms when you decide to upgrade your hardware as well).
If there is only one great thing about getting a Cloud POS, it would be that all information keyed in will be stored in the cloud solution. The POS system will be automatically backed up and sync, making it alike to being immortal; because although your hardware can be lost or important information deleted accidentally you can count on cloud to retrieve your information back for you again.