1. No major set up
When a start-up reaches a certain size (usually 5 team members), traditionally they may have considered investing in a server, but today they look to a more economical alternative: One server can cost between £500 and £2,500 . By using the Cloud, the server is managed by a supplier which eliminates the initial outlay.
2. Predictable costs
Another cost benefit for start-ups is that there are no surprises, new software can be added when you need it, new users added instantly – and although the monthly payment will rise to reflect the additions, there are no lump sums, it works just like your mobile phone bill.
Cloud Computing allows expansion with your business. Many start-ups grow quite quickly and can sadly shrink with as much haste. With the Cloud, software and users can be removed as quickly and easily as they can be added and so the bill is reduced accordingly. As soon as you grow, you don’t need to invest in further servers or software, you simply let your provider know and they’ll expand your Cloud
In the early stages of business, owners tend to work from home.
Collaborating with partners, associates, even employees can be done very easily with the Cloud. There is no need to be working from the same office, or house. Documents can be shared, computers remotely backed up, and your software can be accessed anywhere.
5. It’s green.
Not all of course, but many start-ups are advocates of sustainability. Clouds have been proven to be green and so this provides not a major, but another incentive for Start-ups to seriously consider the Cloud.
Are you a Start-up business? Are you using the Cloud?
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Written by: Kerry Hale