As small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly utilizing the Cloud, the benefits have become clear: Reduced costs for your data storage, centralized access and mobility, and it's scalable & flexible according to your business needs.
In addition to these benefits, here are 5 ways to get more out of the cloud.
1. Data Backup & Recovery
As you know, it's crucial to have a complete backup & recovery plan for your data, to ensure you don't lose everything in the event of a natural disaster or system failure. Leverage the Cloud to automatically make regularly scheduled copies of your data offsite - this way it will be secure from any local disasters, cyber-theft or network failure.
2. Working Mobile / Remote
Between your laptop, smartphone, and tablet, your mobile office is the new normal. The Cloud allows you to access all the information and data you need so that you're always connected wherever you may roam.
3. Information Sharing
Large file attachments sent via email is becoming a thing of the past. Now we can share those files by emailing a link to a location backed up on the Cloud.
4. File Storage
Images, audio, video, and archive files can be huge, requiring a lot of your hard drive space. Use the Cloud to move these big files off your local systems.
5. Growth Planning
Since the Cloud is scalable, your business can create plans for growth that utilize the key benefits of the Cloud without a big capital investment. Start small and increase your usage over time while only paying for the services and access that you require.
The Cloud allows you to take your business anywhere. Access your work from multiple devices with a mobile workforce and your business will grow. Small businesses can work anywhere at any time from any device. Keeping up with technology is vital to a growing business and by utilizing the Cloud, your business will grow and become more streamlined and efficient.