As use of the cloud becomes increasingly prominent in our day to day social lives, SMBs may be thinking about whether using it in business will enhance success. We’re strong advocates of cloud computing, so have compiled our top 5 reasons we’d recommend using cloud for business:
Cloud computing works on a per user basis
Each cloud user works on a subscription basis, meaning that companies in high growth or who are employing staff quickly have a system that scales with them. Likewise, if you have a drastic cut in size, you aren’t left with a large redu ndant server and unused computers in your office.
Scalable subscription based models save you money throughout the year
Paying by subscription means you only pay for what you use. There is no large outlay for servers, infrastructure and buying PCs – effectively you are renting these from your supplier and spreading costs throughout the year.
Using thin clients (simple disc-sized machines) means you don’t have to buy traditional PC towers. With no moving parts, they use around 70% less energy so are ideal for eco-friendly offices!
Encryption and knowledge
Cloud providers provide you with the safety of knowing exactly where your data is being stored, and how it is encrypted to protect against hacking. As you are accessing your files via the internet, no data is physically stored to your PC or laptop, therefore you don’t have to worry about losing data if your device is stolen or accidentally damaged.
Cloud is flexible in two ways. How you work and how it works.
With cloud computing, you can access your files anytime, anywhere, freeing you and your employees up to work out of the office, while travelling, and outside of the routine 9-5.
Cloud can enable quick communication and ability to work on the same files from opposite sides of the world
Need to speak to a client and showcase some of your work? Invite them to a conference call and share your presentation via the cloud. Working on a big project? Share your client’s files online with them to save them coming in to your office.
There are endless reasons to use the cloud, but granted it may not always the best solution for all businesses. That’s why we’ll always provide the most suitable computing solutions for your business.
To find out more about cloud computing and how it can work for you, speak to a member of our team.