5 Reasons why Cloud Services benefit your business
Many small businesses are migrating to the cloud and experiencing the benefits that cloud computing can provide. The Cloud is an alternative to the traditional model of expensive servers and software licenses.
MLogic IT Solutions is a leading provider of Cloud Services and supports it with next-gen managed services. We have compiled a list of the 5 reasons why cloud services is a benefit to your business;
1. Reduced Costs
Cashflow can be a tricky thing for Small Business to manage, Cloud Services allows you to move the large upfront costs of servers and software licensing to manageable ongoing monthly costs. The ongoing monthly subscription also means your business is always on the latest version, so you don't have to buy the new version anymore to keep pace with technology. The monthly subscription model is a great way to be up to date all the time and across the whole business.
Cloud Services also has the flexibility to scale your IT needs up or down depending on business growth. It is quick and easy to upgrade or downgrade your license numbers for Office 365, or your storage capacity for Cloud Backup. Before the Cloud this would have required a purchase of extra licenses or hard drives, would have taken weeks to implement and in the case of software, you may have ended up with a mix of versions. With Cloud Services this now takes only minutes.
3. Data Security
Data security is crucial to businesses of any size—particularly if you’re processing or storing your customer’s personal information and payment details. Most small businesses don’t have the capital to invest in comprehensive backup, disaster recovery and cyber security options. Working in the cloud provides an alternative as your cloud provider and apps are likely to have much higher data security standards than you could implement on your own. Studies have shown that businesses with on-premises environments had 2.2 times more reported incidents.
4. Work from Anywhere
Cloud computing allows employees to be more flexible in their work practices. For example, you have the ability to access data from home, on holiday, or via the commute to and from work (providing you have an internet connection). If you need access to your data while you are off-site, you can connect to your virtual office, quickly and easily. Because of this flexibility your business may actually see an increase in productivity.
Collaboration in a cloud environment gives your business the ability to communicate and share more easily outside of the traditional methods. If you are working on a project across different locations, you could use cloud computing to give employees, contractors and third parties access to the same files. Furthermore, you could also choose a cloud computing model that makes it easy for you to share your records with your external advisers such as your company accountant.
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