Whether you’re putting down roots in Silicon Valley or the Silicon Forest, or just getting your mom-and-pop business off the ground, moving your business communications and management to the cloud can be a worthwhile challenge.
In 2016, 37 percent of small businesses in the U.S. have chosen to fully adapt to computing on the cloud. According to a study by Intuit, conducted in 2014, this number will likely double by the year 2020.
This is doubly true for regions like the Caribbean or Latin America and other regions where access to or setting up business servers can be very expensive and hard to maintain.
So why take the plunge and migrate all of your business management to the cloud? The following reasons can help tip the scale if you’re unsure about where to start, or why:
Moving your business operations to the cloud will 100% reduce the costs associated with the daily work of running a business. In the first place, cloud computing utilizes and increases the value of server hardware, allowing businesses to accomplish more with less diverse technologies.
Small businesses are thus able to use less rack space, power, and manage fewer IT requirements, leading to reduced installation, maintenance, hardware upgrades, and support costs. All of these savings are invaluable to businesses of any size, but especially small businesses who look to save money and resources at every turn.
Improved, Real-Time Collaboration
With cloud computing, collaboration is a breeze! Saving and accessing cloud files enables company employees to work within one document, share access to the same files, and, through tools like Google Docs, upload, edit, and even comment in one document, all in real time. This creates improved collaboration and allows employers to put some limits of what members of the team can see, depending on their role.
Combining and integrating the various systems you use each day to manage your business can be a daunting task, often with no end in sight, as more tools become available. Cloud-adapted businesses can integrate with cloud-based providers, like Dialpad, to create dashboard for employees to use that allow for seamless internal and external communications.
Accessing work-related files and information from any device, at any time, is a major benefit of cloud computing. In today’s mobile world, talented employees perfect for your business may exist on the other side of the planet. Cloud computing allows you to hire and manage a team located anywhere in the world, and collaborate closely on projects, documents, and communications.
For local employees, cloud access allows for remote work days, as well as flexible work arrangements, with full access to work materials, wherever they are. Employees who are on-the-go between meetings can still communicate quickly and easily with the team. Have team members who want to use their own devices? No problem! Cloud files can be accessed from any device, which can cut down on your tech overhead and allow employees to work with a familiar laptop, tablet, or even smartphone.
Moving your business communications and management to the Cloud is a major change, but one that will help take your business to the next level. Have questions or concerns about making this change? Our team at Advisicon can guide you through every step of the process. Contact us today!