How Does Cloud Computing Benefit Small Businesses?

Small businesses and start-ups usually have very limited resources, but huge ambitions. Due to this, they often lack the liberty to test out, or purchase expensive software and robust systems. They need tools and technologies that are budget friendly, effective, and boost their productivity.

Cloud Computing checks all of these boxes, and it can truly be a game changer for small businesses. Enterprises, both big and small, can leverage Cloud-based solutions to grow their businesses like never before.

In this post, we have discussed some impactful ways in which Cloud Computing can streamline your emerging business.

1. Back-up and Data Restoration

Disasters, both natural and man-made, can have a catastrophic impact on businesses. On-premise IT infrastructure requires a full-time availability of IT professionals, in order to ensure there is no slackness or misconfiguration within enterprise IT resources.

To avoid the additional hassle and Operational Expenses (OpEx), small businesses should definitely consider storing and backing up their mission critical data on the Cloud.

2. Cost Effectiveness

Reliable Cloud Service Providers (CSP), like dinCloud, offer full transparency and flat-rate pricing models, with no extra fees or hidden charges. This is a huge selling point, particularly for small businesses, as they only end up paying for the actually utilized resources, nothing more.

In addition, small businesses no longer have to undertake up-front costs (CapEx) to buy and maintain hardware, or setup in-house IT infrastructure. CSPs will take care of all this. By doing so, small businesses can shift from a Capital Expenditure (CapEx) to Operating Expenditure (OpEx) cost model, for their IT infrastructure.

3. Scalability

Small businesses often lack the resources to accurately forecast their future demands and market trends. Cloud scalability allows them to scale their IT resources, up or down, as per their varying needs.

4. Facilitating Remote-Based Work

Small businesses can leverage Cloud-based solutions to greatly facilitate their remote-based workforce. The Cloud delivers un-rivaled remote communication as well as collaboration, and every employee has seamless access to all the enterprise IT resources. It improves employee productivity, and saves small businesses a lot of time and money.

Conclusion

Sometimes, even if small businesses have the expertise to strike the perfect “product-market fit”, they often set themselves up for failure if they lack the financial and human resources that are necessary to sustain their growth.

To survive and thrive in today’s cut throat competition, small businesses should engage with reliable Cloud Services Providers (CSPs). dinCloud, an ATSG company, provides robust Cloud Computing solutions that are tailored around agility, flexibility and scalability for your enterprise.

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