I was cleaning out my closet the other day and came across a box of 3.5 floppy disks and thought to myself, flashback! It’s a good thing technology has changed and we now have the Cloud.
If you have heard of the Cloud, but still don’t know what it is; simply put, it’s a delivery of computing services, such as storage, databases, networking, software, and more, over the internet (“the Cloud”). Companies such as Crestwood offer these types of cloud services and charge based on usage.
Did you know you’re using the cloud right now? Every time you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies, listen to music, play games or store pictures or other files, it’s likely that cloud computing is making it all possible behind the scenes.
Moving your data to the cloud gives you the opportunity to do more than what you could have. There’s no more investment and maintenance of hardware. This is a huge advantage for small and medium sized business. Many have grown their business, just by moving their technology to the cloud. If you haven’t moved to the cloud yet, you’re missing out, cloud options increase efficiency, improve cash flow, and have many other benefits.
Top 10 Reasons Your Business Should Move to the Cloud
Work from Anywhere: and did I mention from any device! As long as you have an internet connection, you can work. More and more businesses are offering employees the flexibility to work from home, showing productivity numbers have increased on a consistent basis. Approximately 3.7 million employees (2.8% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time. Employees can now enjoy a work-life balance.
Flexibility: Moving to the cloud is ideal for growing businesses who require fluctuating bandwidth demands. Companies can easily scale up or down anytime.
Disaster Recovery: If you lack the resources to implement a back-up recovery plan, now you can save time and avoid large investments. Cloud has helped many businesses with recovery solutions and the expertise and support required to implement it.
Security: Your data is stored in the cloud so, if you lose a laptop it can be wiped out with a click of a button. No matter what, you will still be able to access your data.
Collaboration: Share everything with your team, you’re all connected. You have easy access to edit and share files that can be accessed anytime anywhere. Access cloud-based workflows and file sharing apps to help make updates in real-time giving your team full visibility of collaboration.
Document Control: Don’t get caught up or confused on what is the most recent document version, with Cloud, all files are stored in a central location and everyone has access to the latest version.
Automatic Updates: Who doesn’t like automatic updates? No more worrying if you have the latest software or maintaining your system yourself. You can now leave all software updates up to the experts, with cloud computing, your servers are off-premise, leaving you more time to focus on what you do best, grow your business.
Competitiveness: Take an easy step up to be more competitive. Think big, act big – the universe has no limits.
Lower Capital-Expenditure: How many computers and back-up systems do you currently have? Cloud computing cuts the high cost of hardware with a simply pay as you go subscription-based model. Add to that the ease of set up, management and no more crazy IT projects of nightly back-ups.
Environmentally Friendly: If you care about the earth and your carbon footprint, cloud technology is the way to go. You only use the energy you need. Show the world your business cares with this sustainable cloud solution.
Still not convinced, check out our webinar Moving Your Dynamics ERP to the Cloud and see for yourself the benefits of moving to the Cloud.
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