Common Misconceptions about a POS, Cloud Based Version
For those who are unaware, POS systems are a digital network, linked to multiple checkout terminals and operated by a single computer. However, A POS Cloud version will move that primary computer off-site, usually to multiple servers that are maintained and hosted by a third-party service. At Comodo, we understand that cloud based scanning tools can allow you more flexibility in regards to:
- Remote management
- User-friendly management
Many companies refuse to consider a cloud-based POS version, however, because they think they are unsecure and have other problems though we will help you to understand that that isn’t the case.
Most people don’t understand the Cloud, and therefore, do not realize that the cloud isn’t just an unsecured digital place. Security is, of course, the biggest concern, but most of the problems associated with the Cloud is that people don’t understand how it works. It is meant to serve two function, which include shifting workloads offsite and mobilizing data. For general purposes, you are renting space from a giant server farm, but for POS systems placed in the Cloud, you’ll still have a highly secure and private system that will be set in various geographic locations.
Traditional POSs are on-site in a backroom and can be prone to individual hackers, as well as failure from floods, fires and other natural disasters. Cloud options provide more security with multiple backups and encryption.
Most people think that Cloud-based POS options have to be tied to the Internet at all times. While it does work better when using the Internet, your store’s internet may fail at some point. All quality options usually have at least 25 megabytes, or more, of internal memory. A POS Cloud version could come in handy. Contact us today to learn more.