Cloud computing allows small businesses to optimize efficiencies, reduce overhead and gain access to high-end technologies. Here are ten ways cloud computing can help improve your bottom line.
It enhances collaboration.
With cloud computing, teams from different parts of the country and world can easily access the same data and documents from anywhere, at any time. This can help eliminate silos and significantly improve collaboration across teams. It can also help employees perform their work more efficiently, resulting in fast, flawless back-and-forths that cut down on errors and streamline your success.
It increases productivity.
Cloud computing helps increase productivity because workers are able to take their projects with them and work where (and when) they feel most productive. Most cloud-based software companies have convenient phone apps that make it easy to work on the go and respond quickly to a client’s sales inquiry.
It improves data security.
What happens if one of your employees loses a laptop or flash drive? If all of your data is stored at the local level, you may be unable to retrieve it, or — what’s worse — it could fall into the wrong hands. When your company’s data is stored in the cloud, on the other hand, it becomes easy to retrieve data without having to worry about laptops or storage drives.
It can cut down on overhead.
Cloud computing can significantly reduce operating expenses by allowing companies to avoid having to purchase expensive hardware. Businesses can leverage a subscription or pay-as-you-go model, which can help reduce both infrastructural and operational costs. Easy to set up and manage, cloud computing infrastructure is fast, cost-effective and business-friendly.
They provide access to innovative technologies.
Cloud computing allows even the smallest enterprises to access some of the world’s most state-of-the-art tools and technologies. This allows them to streamline efficiencies and compete with big competitors. With cloud computing, small businesses enjoy greater capabilities and improved agility that allows them to successfully disrupt the market in industries that are dominated by big brands.
Upgrades are free and timely.
When they take advantage of cloud computing, businesses never have to worry about scheduling or funding firmware and software upgrades. All servers are off-site, and service providers handle all necessary updates without disrupting a company’s daily operations. This allows businesses to avoid the investment and time required to maintain the software and servers.
It creates a seamless work environment.
Before cloud computing, employees and managers would have to send files back and forth multiple times until a final document was ready. This process could lead to delays, oversights and inaccuracies. With cloud computing, multiple users can seamlessly access the same document simultaneously from different locations, reducing error rates and needless delays.
Data recovery is fast and easy.
If a business stores its data in the cloud, there is no risk of data loss due to a mistake or emergency. Smaller businesses typically can’t afford pricey disaster recovery systems. Modern cloud computing allows even the smallest companies to safeguard their data with secure cloud-based storage solutions.
It’s easily scalable.
Operational agility is one of the most compelling benefits of cloud computing. When a business is first starting out, it may only need basic cloud computing services. As it begins to grow, it may need to expand its capabilities, so it can keep up with the competition and continue its upward trajectory. Fortunately, it’s easy to quickly scale-up services and capabilities if you’re using a cloud platform. Similarly, if you ever need to scale-down, this can be done quickly and efficiently without any wasted time or money.
It reduces a company’s carbon footprint.
When businesses rely on cloud computing platforms, they reduce their need for paper resources. At the same time, they are able to scale-up or scale-down with a simple server capacity adjustment that requires a negligible amount of energy. This limits a company’s carbon footprint and reduces needless waste.
If you’re looking to cut costs and streamline operational efficiencies, Fisher Technology can help. We manage servers, cloud environments, computers, network equipment, mobile devices and applications. We can streamline your business operations with innovative workflow solutions and electronic document automation. Contact us to learn more.