For small and midsize businesses (SMBs), the benefits of cloud computing are endless. Cloud computing saves businesses time and money by reducing upfrint costs, boosting productivity, improving collaboration and promoting innovation.
Cloud computing is an umbrella term for the different types of cloud services available including these:
Cloud storage – store and back up your files for regular access and for sharing and syncing them across devices, across staff and across geographical regions.
Cloud backup – similar to cloud storage, but primarily used as a backup source in the event of a crash, cyberattack or other data loss.
Software as a service (SaaS) – uses the web to use or provide software services (either an in-house developed software or off the shelve product) such as Microsoft Office suite, Google applications, business and accounting software such as QuickBooks Online or productivity suites such as Adobe CC.
Cloud hosting – facilitates all types of information sharing, such as website services, email services, application hosting, VoIP phone systems and general data storage.
“Of all organisations, small and medium-sized enterprises have the most to benefit from investing in cloud but some still don’t understand how it can help their business.”
One of the biggest benefits of cloud computing for small to medium sized businesses is being able to leverage the computing power, storage capacity and data analytics of cloud service providers that could never be match in-house – without substantial financial investment.
BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
At 8-Bit Technologies we believe that cloud computing is the way forward for businesses, including small to medium sized businesses. To help you formulate your business case for the cloud, we’ve outlined five key benefits of cloud technology for your organisation.
As demonstrated by some of the benefits outlined above, cloud technology has the potential not just to improve information storage and security, but also the way we work with each other and the accuracy with which we make business decisions.
Talk to 8-Bit Technologies about your cloud computing plans and let us work together to make that transition a reality.
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