Posted on 11 April 2018

Top 5 cloud advantages for small businesses

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Top 5 cloud advantages for small businesses

We’ve all heard of the Cloud in some capacity, but knowing what to do and moving to it can be a daunting prospect, particularly for small businesses conscious of costs, time and resources.

Cloud computing, put quite simply, is using a network of remote servers to store, manage, and process data. For small businesses, the benefits of switching to Cloud computing are invaluable.

  1. Cost effective

Cloud computing eradicates the need for expensive hardware, and works on a subscription based model, meaning its flexible and affordable, particularly for small businesses wanting to keep their costs down. Cloud computing is also scalable, so as your business grows, your cloud facility can grow.

  1. Secure

To put it simply, the Cloud is a very effective way of preventing sensitive data getting into the wrong hands. Cloud computing offers more security than physical servers. By working within the cloud, businesses needn’t worry about losing critical data due to unforeseen circumstances or data breaches such as loss, a natural disaster or theft.

  1. Compliant

Ahead of the changes coming into force in May 2018 as a result of the GDPR, compliance is more important than ever. By migrating to specific cloud services, businesses are automatically addressing the issues necessary to comply, such as taking adequate security measures to protect personal data from loss, alteration, or unauthorised processing.

  1. Portable

By adopting cloud system, employees can work remotely, accessing data and applications anywhere, anytime, increasing collaboration and efficiency. Employers may offer flexible working arrangements as a result, driving staff satisfaction and retention levels – key to any small business.

  1. Easy to migrate

Migrating to a cloud system is simple, if properly planned, executed, and tested beforehand. There are numerous migration strategies available based on individual requirements.

Whatever the nature of your business, we can help you implement a cloud solution that is perfect for you, considering all options along the way. To get in touch with one of our experts, click here.