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5 Reasons To Make the Switch To Cloud-Based Services

September 19th, 2017 | by John Stanley
5 Reasons To Make the Switch To Cloud-Based Services
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The internet has made it easier than ever before to start and develop a new business.  Small businesses have never had such a great opportunity to build in an environment that more easily caters to their limited resources.  And it really has only been over the past decade or two that small and medium sized businesses have been able to take such excellent advantage of technology to help them compete in industries which have, for a very long time, been dominated by major firms. In addition, technology is helping small businesses find ways to connect with niche audiences that are not served by larger companies.

And the reason for this advancement has a lot to do with the development of Meade Willis cloud-based services. The cloud, of course, is the term used to describe the digital, online world where anyone and everyone can store information and interact with each other; but there are so many other benefits:

COST

The most immediate benefit that small businesses will find they can get from cloud-based services is their low cost.  Hiring an entire IT department is expensive, especially when you really only need one or two people to oversee activity.  Cloud-based services, then, lets you pay for only what you need.

SCALABILITY

And that leads to the second benefit: the ability to add services as your needs require because your business is growing. The goal of ever business, of course, should be to grow to a size where it can sustain itself and begin to expand into larger markets.  Cloud-based services help to make this process easier for even the smallest businesses.

SPEED

Starting a new IT department takes time, but enlisting an existing cloud-based service is ready to go immediately.  More importantly, perhaps, these companies and service providers have the skills and experience you need to maintain the service, particularly when there are problems that require immediate address.

SECURITY

While the connectivity of this generation means everything can be more efficient, there is also a greater threat to security.  Using established cloud-based service providers, then, ensures that you get the services you need without having to worry about threats.

MAINTENANCE

And finally, when you use a cloud-based service, you never have to worry about maintenance. Or, rather, the maintenance is handled for you so you can focus on the things that help your business move forward.

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