Cloud computing is a new technology that has been drastically changing the way people run their business. Since cloud computing is an upcoming trend, you can expect to see many improvements in the field over the next few months. Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider starting your new business in the cloud.
Say goodbye to install discs, product keys, and network administrators because you won’t be purchasing software that has to be installed the network computer in your office anymore. Instead, you’ll the hosting and maintenance of these types of software outsourced to a third party provider.
What this means for your business is that accessing your business files and applications just got easier to set-up across multiple devices and locations so you and your employees can easily access key business information on the go. All you need is an internet connection. And since cloud service providers backup their information regularly, you won’t have to worry as much about losing important data due to a system crash or theft.
Software as a service
Maintaining your own business software can be expensive upfront, since you are not only paying for the hardware (office computer and accessories) but you also must pay a license fee for the software you install on it. As opposed to having the cost of purchasing individual software copies, costs can be reduced with cloud computing’s software as a service model, which is usually a predictable monthly fee. While some cloud service providers may require annual contracts, the upfront costs of switching to a mobile POS system or running cloud-based creative tools are considerably lower.
In addition, since cloud computing by its nature enables the ability to share computer-based resources and data storage across the internet, mobile devices like smartphones, tablets and iPads can now be used to access these business applications and files as well.
Fewer Carbon Footprints
Environmental friendliness is fast becoming a large aspect of doing business and if reducing your company’s carbon footprint is one of your objectives then the cloud will definitely be a good option to explore. In fact, businesses that use cloud-based computing services on average produce about 95% less carbon then if they were to use equivalent in-house services.
There are plenty of advantages that come with launching a new business in the cloud. It provides a great degree of flexibility and room for unlimited growth while remaining environmentally and economically friendly. What’s your experience with cloud-based business applications?