Cloud technology helps SME's focus on their core activity
by Fourcast, on Oct 6, 2014 9:02:47 AM
SME’s are the backbone of our economy and bring an incredible amount of value to tons of people and that’s exactly their focus: bringing value to customers by excelling in what they do, and trying to become better at it, each and every day.
Let’s face it, for SME’s, taking care of IT is the last thing they want to do. They understand IT plays a crucial role in their processes, but buying servers - which they store somewhere in their company - and legacy software requires a big upfront investment. In addition it requires quite some IT people to keep all of this up and running...
It becomes even worse when the SME is rapidly growing. They need to scale and re-think the entire IT setup, which often results in starting from scratch.
Cloud technology enables you to scale and access all your data online, without having to bother about the technical infrastructure. Some people are still scared of cloud technology because they heard rumors that it’s insecure. Honestly, you do have to do a bit of research before you chose your cloud provider, but most providers are definitely more secure than the servers in your backyard. They are also more reliable and more importantly they let you scale easily from serving one customer to thousands and millions of them without you having to worry about anything.
For all companies, and certainly for SME’s cloud technology is a gift. With cloud technologies, IT becomes an enabler, not a restriction. It opens up time and resources for the company to invest in what really matters: their core activity.
Here are some of the benefits of why every company should consider adopting Cloud technologies:
- Access ALL your information from anywhere, at any time, on any device
- Grow your company as fast or as slow as you want without having to worry about IT
- Pay only for what you use, no upfront investment
- Reliability is extremely high, and you don’t even have to take care of it
- Information is more secure
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