How Managed Services and the Cloud Improve Your Business
By Matthew Padulchick on Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Small business owners not already on the “cloud” may be missing out on a great opportunity to improve operations and profitability. In just a few years, cloud computing [link to cloud/solutions section] has changed the face of business.
What is cloud computing?
To understand this concept you must only turn to the Internet. Cloud computing allows you to utilize software and services without having to run the servers or software. Outside vendors run the software and servers, so you can focus on running your business. (Examples of cloud computing services: Salesforce.com’s customer data tracking and Amazon.com’s data storage backup.)
Benefits of the cloud.
There are many benefits to cloud computing including reduced software and computer costs, improved data security (secure off site backup and storage) and increased functionality and customer service.
Managed services can make the transition to the cloud easier.
Despite the growing popularity of cloud computing and the increased number of companies utilizing these services, not all business owners are completely convinced this is the way to go. Business owners unsure of a move to the cloud can benefit greatly by consulting with a managed services provider to help guide them through any transition.
Managed services providers are current on all new technologies and can offer services that improve the way your business runs as well as provide much needed assistance in the event of man-made or natural disasters.
Finding the right managed services provider can make the difference between seeing your business grow or getting left behind in the virtual dust.