Making the most out of your cloud storage. Find out what it can do for your SME.

Hard Drives Are So Last Year.

The cloud is the latest widespread craze amongst business and individuals alike. There are a plethora of options available offering large amounts of storage space. You pay for as much as you use, a little like an electricity bill and the cloud resources are available whenever you want them from any device that is synced to the system. Here are some of the benefits we agree are advantageous to SMEs:

  • The flexibility of greater access to files no matter where you are – in or out of the office.
  • Increased security by storing files in a secure location, rather than on a laptop or office server.
  • Increased storage.
  • Regular upgrades and access to more up-to-date technology.
  • Data backup is extremely important to SMEs and the cloud does this automatically as you work so there are no worries if you accidently forgot on Thursday evening.
  • Information sharing is made simple, whether all your staff are in-house or your team is spread across the region, the cloud makes sharing data so easy.
  • The cloud allows smaller businesses to create a plan for growth. Start small and gradually increase your usage over time while never paying an upfront investment, only incremental payments for the services and access you require.

A lot of IT support companies now provide tailored plans to help you get set up, handle contracts and billing and can manage your account for you meaning a single phone call can add on a new employee. But, on the other hand the cloud itself can be self-managed by the apps that provide the services eliminating the need for IT support. The cloud offers a valuable service able to reduce costs for smaller businesses who are aiming to compete with larger companies.

The cloud may sound like a scary place, but actually it offers a lot to today’s SMEs with significantly reduced costs and extraordinary security protecting from disaster recover and cyber attack. Watch your small business grow with the help of the cloud.

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