Top 4 Benefits of Cloud Services for Small Businesses
Cloud technology is growing at a fast pace, and most enterprise vendors now offer a cloud-enabled solution to their product set. According to Gartner, Inc, public cloud services are set to grow to $304.9 billion, up from $257.5 billion in 2020. With those sorts of growth figure, its no surprise that SME’s are also being encouraged to adopt the Cloud.
Cloud computing services are now a primary option for 85% of business that are looking to adopt technology solutions. SaaS-based software is seeing immense growth across all markets, and this has made a tremendous impact on SME’s who want to remain competitive.
Why do I need Cloud Services or Cloud Computing?
Small businesses reply on all kinds of technology and infrastructure to operate their business. As they scale and grow the costs to operate that technology increases exponentially and this is where challenges seep in. With Cloud, there are immense cost-saving opportunities as often they don’t need a large upfront capex spend.
4 Key Benefits of Cloud Computing and Cloud Services
1, Optimised security: The world is going through a significant increase in cyber threats, and it does not matter what size your company is. Security needs to be inherent and intrinsic to your business and starts with people and technology. Cloud computing services are nearly always architected from the ground up and have security by design. This allows you to leverage enterprise-level security controls that you can piggy back on as part of the service consumption.
2. Increase reliability and availability: Cloud service providers will design their solutions with availability and reliability in mind. They will ensure that the solution does not have SPOFs (single point of failures) and will make sure all service components have redundancy. The service provider will also ensure that monitoring and software/platform upgrades are performed as part of a weekly / monthly maintenance window.
3. Lower costs: Small businesses have to operate on a smaller budget, which means getting the most bang for your buck! A cloud service is usually charged as a consumption model, so you essentially pay as you use. Also, the cost savings from not having to host your technology or pay to have it installed means that the cost savings are near-immediate.
4. Better scalability: A cloud service will be designed with scalability in mind, vertical or horizontal. The critical part here is that if you need to double your users, the cloud service needs to scale out to cater to the demand. Comparatively, if you wanted to do that on-prem, you would have to go through a procurement and implementation phase.
Adopting the Cloud is about understanding what you want and then aligning it to your overall technology strategy. The impact of going to the Cloud can be significant as you need to think about security, data location, availability, access etc. Teck Genius are a specialist in cloud strategy and cloud services consultancy and would be happy to assist you in your cloud journey.
If you like the sound of the ‘hands-off’ experience and having your IT and Cybersecurity taken care of by highly trained professionals, we would love to hear from you. Call our friendly team of experts on 0345 314 2001 for a relaxed chat about how we can make all this happen for you. Our team is ready and waiting to help in any way they can.
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