Cloud computing can positively transform your business from top to bottom. But why exactly is this? We’re glad you asked.
1. INCREASE SCALABILITY: I’ve got 99 problems but efficiency ain’t one.
Transition to the cloud and your company can benefit in more ways than one. But, more specifically, your company can experience efficiency like never before.
This efficiency can expand to cover everything from operational costs and software implementation to hardware maintenance and workplace mobility.
Imagine how much easier it would be for your employees to work out of the office if your business applications were cloud-based and securely accessible from any location.
And imagine how much simpler it would be to manage your hardware expenses and maintenance needs if a large majority of your infrastructure was hosted in the cloud.
Simply put, the cloud makes things easier to control and quicker to implement — and at the end of the day, these are all things that promote efficiency.
2. INCREASE SCALABILITY: Ever heard of Jack and the Beanstalk?
When it comes to growing your business, things can get a little tricky. You need more technology to operate at a higher level, but it takes time to implement and understand whatever this “more technology” consists of.
And if you have no other choice but to grow immediately, then your technology won’t have the necessary time it requires to catch up to your growing business. This means it’ll only be a matter of time before your company faces some major growing pains.
However, with the cloud, things work a little differently. Your business can easily scale with your IT needs. You can increase data storage on a whim or add new solutions with little downtime and hassle.
And since a large portion of your infrastructure is hosted in the cloud, finding the resources to implement or maintain any new technology is no longer necessary — which means you can grow as quickly as you need to.
3) IMPROVE NETWORK SECURITY: Luke Cage has nothing on me.
SMBs struggle with network security on a daily basis. But luckily, the cloud simplifies this facet of technology, as well.
For starters, with cloud-based software, security patches are automatic and handled by the software provider. In other words, there are no more out-of-date software solutions that will leave you vulnerable to outside threats.
On top of that, your data is no longer stored onsite. Instead, it’s stored in the cloud — which means your data can benefit from built-in data protection. If anything drastic happens to your office building or physical hardware, your data will not be affected.
4) IMPROVE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE: So sharp it’ll cut you.
When it comes to cloud computing, mobility is merely part of the package. And for an SMB in the 21st century, mobility can mean the difference between failing and succeeding.
With increased mobility, employees can work from anywhere with whatever device they have available. Because of this, they can realistically improve day-to-day efficiency, capture leads on the go, and customize workflows.
But that’s not the only benefit of workplace mobility. With increased mobility, remote work suddenly becomes a more feasible approach for building teams — which means your talent pool has just gotten much larger. You can expand your search for more skilled workers and increase your competitive edge in the process.
5) IMPROVE COST EFFICIENCY: Dolla dolla bills, y’all
Whether we’re talking hardware maintenance or the actual reduction of physical hardware purchases, the cloud reduces costs in more ways than one.
Imagine how much money your business can save just in terms of energy consumption and expense. If you’re struggling to imagine it, then here’s a push in the right direction — many businesses report up to a 90% reduction in energy costs.
That’s a nine with a zero on the back of it.
The numbers are there if you need more reasons to support moving your business to the cloud. If you want to learn more about the benefits of cloud computing for your company, then give us a call or send us a message today. We’d love to talk cloud with you.