Cloud Computing benefits for Small Businesses

Cloud computing is the next BIG thing on the internet, a lot of Top notch companies are moving their businesses to the Cloud.

Basically, Cloud computing  refers to the on-demand provision of computational resources (data, software) via a  computer network, rather than from a local computer.

Cloud computing is like LEGO for Grown Ups, why lego check the last point.


Here are some reason Why Cloud Computing will benefit Small Businesses

1. Reducing Costs

Cloud computing reduces your hardware (computers, software (all those downloaded programs), networking management and overall IT expenses. In addition, with cloud computing, you pay for what you use.

 

2. Automatic Updates

There is no need for IT to worry about paying for your future updates in terms of software and hardware. Entire cycle is managed by the cloud operator.

3. Scalability

You can scale your business’ storage needs seamlessly rather than having to go out and purchase expensive programs or hardware. A not-for-profit ran a cookbook project and was able to pay for all the cloud apps they needed to create, implement and market their project on a month to month basis. They didn’t have to purchase a piece of hardware, buy software licenses or worry about overloading their servers

 

4. Disaster Relief

With your company’s data safely stored on secure data centers instead of your server room (previously known as your storage closet), losing power due to hurricanes, earthquakes or a construction worker cutting the power lines, you are back at work as long as you have an internet connection.

 

5. Remote Access

Employees, business partners and clients can access and update information wherever they are, rather than having to run back the office. It will default be a 24×7 environment

6. Ease of Implementation

Your IT team  may not like this, but implementing cloud services is as easy as, well, setting up a Facebook Account.

 

7. Better Response Time

Cloud computing accomplishes a better response time in most cases than your standard server and hardware.

 

8. Skilled Vendors

Who would you rather manage and protect your data? A company such as InfoStreet (with over 16 years experience serving enterprise clients), IBM or Amazon or your IT staff.

9. LEGO

Children have been playing with Lego since 1916 because Lego allows them to build whatever their imagination designs. Cloud apps allow your business to select what your company needs, when you need it and use it how you want to. You can select an  intranet as your platform,  email and  CRM from  InfoStreet, email marketing tools from  Topica, financial services from yet another vendor. You use and pay for only what you need

Hence we said, it’s like LEGO for grown-ups, only better

via: infostreet

Dhawal D