If you are the owner of a small to midsize business (SMB), then you know that your company is always on the lookout for solutions to reduce operational costs, improve productivity, and generally become more competitive in your field. Many companies turn to the Cloud for these solutions.
Cloud Solutions are delivered over the internet, thus making them more affordable, and easier to integrate into your business. When you choose a cloud-based solution, you and your employees can easily access them from any connected device. Which can potentially increase productivity – without worrying about your next curve-ball (or pandemic).
There are many different cloud-based solutions that may be the perfect fit for your business needs. Here are just a few:
- Software as a Service (SaaS). With SaaS, you simply pay for using the software without worrying about high cost installation, slow setup or troublesome updates. These are all handled by the Cloud Service Provider, or CSP. The most popular types of SaaS solutions include, accounting (ERP), HR, customer support (CRM), and project management.
- Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C). With UC&C, communications are a breeze. You get all the benefits of a premise-based phone and video conferencing solutions, but can now stay connected to your teams, no matter where they are! With features like Voice Recognition, Call Recording, Mobile Applications, and more, your customers will always be able to reach you when they need!
- File storage and management. Storing critical data onsite comes with certain risks and drawbacks. On the contrary, keeping files securely offsite, in the cloud, can reduce storage and management costs, and often, improve security and regulatory compliance. Data backup is only one example of cloud storage solutions.
- Disaster recovery (DR). When deploying the cloud, recovering and restoring backed-up data and applications lost to cyber-crime, negligence, or natural disaster requires only a computer and an Internet connection.
Choosing The Right Solution
Choosing the right solutions can be daunting. The best way to decide when, how, and why to use cloud services is to work with a trusted consulting firm like GreenStar Solutions. Moreover, many companies started with one of the solutions listed above, and have gone on to integrate others.
In most cases, the benefits of adopting cloud-based solutions far outweigh the risks for small business owners. Sources predict that up to 78% of small businesses will soon adopt cloud computing.
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