Every business owners’ worst nightmare is dealing with upgrades and changes to the company. Though it is a necessary evil, it can be exhausting figuring out what trends to follow and which ones to avoid. One of those trends you may be questing is getting your business functioning on the cloud. Here are three reasons getting on the cloud will benefit your business.
Mobile becoming more common
According to Information Week, smartphones are taking over. By putting all your information on the cloud, you allow your employees to access their work while on the go without having to have a laptop with them on their trip. You’ll increase employee ability to work while on the go, meaning things don’t have to come to a stop when someone takes a week of vacation. Small businesses know it can be really challenging to have an employee take a few days off, especially if they are the only person who does their job. With mobile, your employees can still make sure the most important tasks are taken care of, even if they aren’t at the office.
After an emergency, recovering can take weeks or months depending on the type of disaster, but shutting down your business while waiting for this recovery can be devastating. There have been companies that have gone out of business because of disasters such as these. That is why it is so important to have the ability to recover quickly. If all of your company is being run from the cloud, recovering might be as simply as pulling out a few laptops and getting your employees running from a different space. You don’t have to lose everything in a disaster. You could be up and running the next day if needed.
Scaling your business has infinite possibilities when you are running on the cloud. You can add more storage whenever you need it making it possible to store more big data. Another reason scaling your company is easier with the cloud is that you can store apps in the app and allow employees to use them without having to purchase those apps for each individual computer. There’s almost no start-up IT costs to bringing on a new employee, making it a much less risky move than it might be if you had to buy a while computer with all the software licensing packages necessary to get them started. It is easier than ever to hire more people and store more customer data because of the cloud.
Are there drawbacks?
If you are looking for reasons to avoid getting on the cloud, there really aren’t any. If you are concerned about security, (which is the number one reason business owners avoid switching to the cloud) an IT managed services company will help you to ensure all your online data is secured properly in the cloud. Though each company will have its own challenges in making the change, it will ultimately help your business to thrive.
Sources: Information Week