FAQ: Common Business IT Questions Answered

What are the cloud computing benefits for small business?

There are many cloud computing benefits for small business, including but not limited to:

  1. Flexibility. With cloud computing, you can easily expand your technological infrastructure resources as needed. You don’t need to know how much data storage you will need in the next year or how many locations you will need to access that data. Your data storage size can scale up or down depending on your needs.
  2. Lower costs. With cloud services, your infrastructure costs change from capital expenditures (purchasing servers) to operational expenses, saving you money because you only pay for what you use (usage-based pricing) and you need fewer IT hours to implement and manage your data.
  3. Better accessibility. As long as you have an internet connection, the data on your cloud can be accessed from anywhere and multiple users can work on the same data simultaneously.
  4. Less maintenance. Because cloud applications are not installed on each user’s computer, there is no need for updates or patches applied to every endpoint. All that happens on the cloud.
  5. Increased peak load capacity. Resources are shared across a large pool, so peak-load capacity increases and there is more efficiency for less utilized systems.
  6. Backup redundancy. With a well-designed cloud solution, your data will be stored on multiple redundant sites, so it is protected and available even if one site is compromised by a natural or man-made disaster.
  7. Security. Cloud security is as good as (or better) than traditional systems if implemented correctly.

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