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Cloud Computing - The New Normal

The global pandemic forced us all into a work-from-home setup. The jury is still out on the long-term impact this will have on businesses, both big and small, but a few things are clear: flexibility, work-from-anywhere and ready-for-anything are themes that will not go away. If you’re a small business, chances are you rely on cloud computing to allow efficiency and/or solve business challenges, whether reviewing documents while traveling, or using apps to help you manage your workload. In short, cloud computing is the new normal. Here are some reasons why small businesses should adopt the cloud with open arms.

More Flexibility with Cloud Computing

With cloud-based services, it’s easy to scale up and scale down, which means you are always in control of cost.

Cloud Computing Addresses Data Recovery

Losing data is devastating for a small business; it’s a loss of time and money spent to recover them. For most small businesses, investing in robust data recovery is more of an idea than reality. Cloud computing allows quick data recovery for all kinds of data disasters – even remotely wiping data from a lost laptop.

Cloud Computing Makes Software Updates Outdated

One of the wonderful things about cloud computing is that the servers are off premises, which means a third party takes care of your regular system updates. Adopting the cloud can reduce IT maintenance cost by 17% – so the IT team can put budget towards the things that matter, like designing and developing market-differentiating solutions. Subscription Services Make Cashflow Easier for Small Business

Thanks to the rise of the subscription-based business model, small businesses no longer must outlay large capital for IT soft hardware or storage hardware. It’s a pay as you go model.

Cloud Technology Means Employees Can Work from Anywhere With cloud computing if you have an internet connection you can get work done. Mobile applications are available for virtually everything, from spreadsheets to video chat to email, which means employees are no longer restricted by a desktop computer to view, sign, edit or share valuable information with teammates.


Cloud Computing Fosters Collaboration When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they're able to do more together and do it better. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help teams make updates in real-time and gives them full visibility of their collaborations.

Data Governance and IT Security With data privacy and IT security a big part of any small business conversation, every business owner must take an interest in how they protect their data and the data of their customers. Cloud computing gives SMBs greater security and governance.


Cloud Computing Is Good For Sustainability

While the above points outline the benefits of cloud computing for small businesses, moving to the cloud isn’t an entirely selfish act. When cloud needs fluctuate, server capacity scales up and down to fit. Energy is used only when needed and removes an oversized carbon footprint.

While the above points outline the benefits of cloud computing for small businesses, moving to the cloud isn’t an entirely selfish act. When cloud needs fluctuate, server capacity scales up and down to fit. Energy is used only when needed and removes an oversized carbon footprint.

If you’re thinking about security, controlling cost, promoting flexibility and collaboration, then you're thinking about the cloud computing. Talk to us about a plan that outline a path to the cloud and the immediate benefits your small business can achieve.