Cloud Computing has become a staple for many businesses. They enjoy the freedom from hardware maintenance and the ability to work from anywhere and at any time. Small businesses have been slower in the move to the Cloud. Many of them believe that is something that can only benefit a large business or is out of their price range. The truth is that the Cloud can offer many benefits to a small business.
One key strength of small businesses is flexibility. Large corporations often struggle to make changes while small businesses can adapt more quickly and easily. Cloud computing can help speed up that process even further.
Cloud solutions can be set up quickly and modified in a matter of minutes. Upgrades and resource increase are just a few clicks away.
The flexibility is not only evident in your technology, it can been seen in your workforce as well. Employees are not chained to a desk and can work anytime and anywhere with access to all of their files and applications.
Cloud computing doesn’t rely on a single machine. Your apps and programs are run by clusters of servers. You can expect uptime to be at its highest.
Small businesses often can’t afford their own IT department. Your Cloud provider performs all maintenance and upgrades for you when it is most convenient.
Purchasing and upgrading obsolete hardware is expensive. Your Cloud provider takes on this cost and allows you to pay for monthly services in a way that treat your technology cost like any other utility.