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Four Major Benefits of Cloud Solutions for SMBs

Four Major Benefits of Cloud Solutions for SMBs

The cloud is a remarkable innovation that can enable businesses of all industries and sizes to revolutionize their operations. Have you considered the cloud for some of your business’ infrastructure? If not, you could be missing out on serious operational benefits that could push your company even further. Here are four of the best benefits of cloud computing that we can think of for a modern business.

Scalability and Cost-Effectiveness

The cloud is incredibly cost-effective, particularly public cloud solutions. Cloud solutions tend to operate on a pay-as-you-go scale, so you pay for resources that you consume rather than investing up-front in new hardware or software. This all leads your organization to be more flexible with its investments, as you can scale cloud solutions according to your specific needs.

Resource Consolidation

If your business uses a lot of legacy software or has several servers that are underutilized (as tends to happen with small businesses), you can consolidate your infrastructure with virtual servers that are hosted in the cloud. You can even partition your servers so that they use different operating systems, allowing for experimentation or a safe, secure, and controlled environment even for legacy software.

Remote Accessibility

The cloud is basically an online environment where your solutions or files are stored, so you can access them at any time as long as you have an Internet connection. It’s one of the best features of any cloud-based offering, and it opens up countless opportunities for remote work or hybrid office setups that can make your business more competitive for job seekers.

Better Collaboration

Since your cloud solutions are hosted in an online environment, that same online environment is also where collaboration can occur, either in real-time or asynchronously. You can host a productivity suite or project management solution in the cloud to keep tasks on everyone’s schedule and to ensure access to important software like your word processor or presentation builder. You can even implement cloud-based communication tools like Voice over Internet Protocol or video conferencing solutions to work together even if your team is not in the same physical location.

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Want to implement more cloud-based solutions for your business? Let us help! To learn more, call us today at (780) 409-8180.

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