April Newsletter: The Cloud and Small Business

The Cloud and Small Business
Cloud computing is having a tremendous impact on small businesses, who view the cloud as a much more efficient and cost-effective way to manage their IT requirements. While there are indeed several benefits to moving to the cloud, it is also important to know more about how the cloud will affect YOUR particular business, in both the short and long terms.

As the IT industry continues to evolve, the latest transformation is the move to cloud computing. The emergence of cloud computing has definitely changed the way many organizations manage their operations – especially for small businesses, who are currently the leading adopters of the cloud.

Focus on Main Business
When companies move their business management systems to the cloud, the cloud provider takes care of managing the infrastructure. Managers can focus on the needs of the customers and the business instead of being sidetracked by IT issues. IT staff can focus their time on new ways to build revenue generation instead of costing the company money.

Save Capital Expenditures
With cloud computing, the company doesn’t need to invest in servers to run new versions of the applications needed to run the business. Desktops and laptops can be used for a longer period of time when business management applications are accessed via the web. With most cloud applications, the business only pays for the services and software they need, adjusting user counts as the business grows.

If you are interested to know more about cloud computing and how it would impact your business, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to sit down with you to talk about the solutions that work best for your company.

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