Why Small Business Should Use Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is one of the most popular and evolving technology trends in 2022 that is worth your consideration in moving to the cloud. It offers a variety of advantages. Even small businesses can now benefit from cloud computing’s advantages, which were previously exclusively available to huge corporations. Cloud service providers offer choices for enterprises of all sizes that are customizable, reasonably priced, and almost completely turnkey.
Companies have realized that their products and services can reach a wider spectrum of target audiences at an even lesser cost. Based on the research done by Microsoft – 63% of the small businesses have shown interest in cloud computing and are committed to giving it a try for various reasons. We at CheckMark, have also taken up the cloud computing endeavour to deliver our flagship products viz: CheckMark Payroll Software, MultiLedger, 1099, and 1095 Software through cloud computing platform. We have collaborated with Microsoft itself in developing our cloud backup software for CheckMark Software using the Microsoft Azure platform.
For many small businesses like us, there could be a plethora of reasons to take up the cloud model for their products, some of the most prominent ones are mentioned below –
- Cost Reduction – This is the most common reason because not only that the cloud service reduces the hardware cost to the minimum but also saves on hardware maintenance and the overhead of dedicated staff. Moreover, the cloud computing model is promising for a start-up model with limited budgets. With the cloud-based model, your costs will be minimized and returns will be maximized without compromising on the usage of the latest technologies.
- Increase Data Security – With the big companies like IBM, Google, and Amazon hopping into the cloud storage industry, the technology development focus is shifted towards security and encryption. That said, the latest platforms available today are all high on providing data and application security. Small businesses with budget constraints can make use of cloud computing and get world-class security and data encryption facility at a fraction of the cost.
- Possibility to Work Remotely – Cloud computing gives the ability to access your files and products from anywhere at any time. Stored in the cloud infrastructure, documents and information can be accessed from anywhere with just internet availability. In the small business setup, this very feature can assist in reducing the IT infra cost for the operations, where the employees can work full-fledged on the same project either from home or anywhere.
CheckMark Cloud Backup allows small and medium companies to be on equal terms with large companies in terms of their IT infrastructure, helping them to compete with more rigor and quality in the market.