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6 Reasons Why SMBs and Cloud are a Marriage Made in Heaven

10 June 2016 5 MIN READ

6 Reasons Why SMBs and Cloud are a Marriage Made in HeavenEndless software upgrades, server glitches and sky rocketing IT bills. If this sounds like the story of your SME business, its time you jump on the cloud band wagon. Here are six reasons why:

  1. Lower costs

Cloud promises IT scalability without burning a hole in your pocket. Being on cloud means lower expense on rack space, power usage, installation, and overall IT maintenance. For a small business, these can be precious savings.

  1. Better collaboration

How many times have you lost a business opportunity just because there was a delay in communication or the information shared was incorrect? Cloud makes collaboration faster and communication easier. Employees can access files stored in a shared location quickly, without dependency on any one. You can also control who can see what. This expedites the overall workflow which is critical for a fast growing business.

  1. Anywhere, Anytime

This is one of the strongest benefits of being on cloud. Whether your workforce sits in office, or is in field, everyone can access work related information on different devices – desktop, mobile, tablets and more. Whether it’s a sales presentation or a tender form, everything can be accessed on the go.  This makes it extremely easy for small business owners to manage their business from anywhere.

  1. Self – Enabled

Using cloud computing makes small businesses self-reliant when it comes to IT. From set up to maintenance, businesses can handle lot of stuff internally. Moreover, the support from the cloud service provider is always available.

  1. Better data security and document control

Data security is a major contention point in cloud computing. However, over the years, cloud has become more robust and secure. There are multiple certification and encryption processes to ensure that your data stays safe in the cloud.

  1. Faster disaster recovery

Loosing data can totally break a small business. But thanks to cloud, businesses can now store and back up their data with quick recovery options. The backup and recovery solutions available in cloud make disaster recovery quick, easy and hassle free.  It not only expedites the whole process but helps you save on the cost or purchasing new infrastructure.

Small businesses have their own shares of struggles and IT is just one of them. Cloud computing gives them a competitive edge by enabling them to scale up their operations cost effectively. It reduces their operational woes and helps them focus better on key areas. It is no wonder then that almost 90% of the small businesses are likely to adopt cloud by 2020. When are you joining in?

About the author

Nidhi Batra

Nidhi Batra is a brand communication specialist at Uneecops. She is an active contributor to SAP Business One community and loves to write on smart and intelligent technology which is redefining business models such as SAP Business One, SAP Cloud, Tableau and Power BI. Having Master’s in English from Delhi University, she follows Gartner and spends her time reading avidly about Artificial Intelligence, SAP HANA, Cloud, DevOps, IoT, robotics and business automation.. Tweets at @nidhi_niya

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