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Your Business Needs The Cloud
One of the most common advantages small businesses have over larger competitors is their agility. Being smaller and more inclined to take risks means small businesses can get out in front of trends faster than larger competitors. That includes technology, an area small businesses often jump into more willingly than large companies. By embracing new technology before others, small businesses can grab hold of an advantage and ride it to greater success and market share before others get an opportunity to catch up with them.
One of the latest examples of a new technology trend helping small businesses is cloud computing, which has been found to increase small businesses’ profits nearly twofold. That’s because cloud computing, like small businesses, is agile and flexible. Any small business looking for another way to gain an edge in the marketplace probably should consider making cloud computing part of its strategy.
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For example, cloud computing eliminates the need for small businesses to keep and maintain large, expensive server hardware on their premises. It also has the potential to save them money when it comes to upgrading and maintaining their IT infrastructure by eliminating the need for constant updates and security upgrades. The cloud also enables small businesses to stay connected to their networks from virtually anywhere, giving them greater flexibility out in the field. For these and many more reasons, small businesses should take a serious look at integrating cloud computing into their IT strategies. This guide illustrates some of the most compelling reasons for the cloud, and small businesses should take note.
About the Author
Steve Johnson is President of Maryland Computer Service, and has been helping businesses harness the power of technology for nearly 20 years. His experiences during that time make him uniquely qualified to guide small and medium businesses through the technologies of today into the future.