Cloud computing offers many benefits, and the biggest and most immediate is cost savings. But what many small businesses find after they start using the cloud is things just start running better. Processes seem more seamless. Data are more accessible. Connections and file transfers seem quicker and more secure.
The cloud is a natural evolution in how small and medium businesses access the computing power they need without the enormous investment. Here are some of the important ways the cloud can improve your business security and functionality:
Cut Back on System Hardware
File storage, data backups, and shared software can take up a lot of space. And if your business uses specialized software, CRM systems, or even unique applications, cloud computing allows you to use remote computers without any loss of speed or functionality.
Minimize Risk and Recover Quicker
Not only are daily backups easier and quicker using the cloud, but you can store data securely in a remote location instead of locally. This is an enormous advantage in the event of data loss or even a natural disaster that puts your home office out of commission. Remote backups allow you to reconstruct your network easily after a disaster and resume business almost as if nothing happened.
In the past, if a business wanted to open another location or a branch office, that individual location would need its own computing infrastructure. With the cloud, all that’s needed is a secure internet connection. This means your new location has access to all data, software, and internal communications without needing a significant investment in hardware and software licenses.
With the cloud, work that’s performed on specific projects is no longer limited by location or even time. Your employees can grant access to documents that can be shared with vendors or customers to make collaboration and problem solving much easier.
The ability to work remotely is an aspect of today’s workplace that’s very appealing. Now your employees can work wherever or whenever they want without any real loss in connectivity or productivity. Managers can track progress, employees can work after hours or on weekends—all culminating in happier employees, satisfied customers, and better results.
Say your business is seasonal and you need to add functionality for 10 new employees. Besides hardware, you would also need to add software licenses just so these seasonal employees could do what needs to be done. Through the cloud, you pay for what you use, not for what you don’t. This makes it much easier to budget for interns or other temporary employees.
Cloud-based software is owned by someone else, so it’s their responsibility to keep it updated and secure. This means no more missed or piecemeal updates, which pose a serious security risk.
Reverus – We Deliver More Than Cloud Computing
To take full advantage of these cloud computing benefits, call Reverus today. We can expand your computing and free you from using expensive local servers and software that requires a license. Call us and tell us your computing pain points. We can find you the perfect cloud computing solution.
Our mission is to always optimize the functions of your business without exceeding your budget. We’ll pave the path needed to help your empire grow.