The Cloud. Made up of bits and pieces of data and technology. Cloud computing is largely thrown around in many businesses- for a good reason. The mobility it provides along with the capabilities it offers in a cost effective package is just too good of a bundle to ignore for small businesses. Here are a few key reasons why most small businesses should use cloud:
- It enables most businesses to dispense with the need of costly servers and supporting IT networks
- It is secure and mobile
- It's cost-effective.
Imagine if your 2003 Honda Civic updated every year! 2004, 2005, you would never need to get a new car (you may want to though).
This is cloud. Cloud computing undertakes the installs of the necessary hardware network-wide, across multiple businesses. As such, when cloud updates, all the users gain the same upgrade. Due to this streamlining, it provides a couple of key benefits for small business owners:Simple to set up
Small businesses find it very easy to start using cloud platforms, as there is almost no time lag in setting up the required IT applications. Such vendors also allow the person renting out their facilities to use applications that they need.Data Lockdown
Cloud vendors are also very aware of the security needs of the businesses that are important to their clients. Certain standards have already been set up by many standards organizations that address this issue.
They help the vendor to have in place controls for correction of security breaches, methods to prevent such attacks, ways of deterring hackers and viruses, and a constant system of detection that is always on the lookout for any vulnerabilities or attacks. Cloud computing has made its reputation as one of the safest ways of using computers.Oh, and Let's not Forget the Customer Service
The fact that the service is run as a business, rather than an adjunct, as most IT departments are considered, allows the service providers to concentrate on providing the best and latest solutions for the use of their clients. These vendors also make it a point to situate their servers in various locations, which may even be in other countries.
With the multiple benefits that cloud computing provides, businesses should definitely take a look and review the cost-benefit analysis of whether they should switch to cloud computing.Joseph Ho writes, edits, and manages the social media and content for the SaleSpider Media Umbrella.