Why Small Business Should Use Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing
The way information technology has transformed the world, cloud computing is poised to take it even further and radically change the way businesses operate and deliver. IT experts around the globe consider cloud computing as one robust environment that would enable businesses to be faster, cheaper, portable, and safer, be it large enterprises, medium size businesses, or small businesses.

Cloud computing is one of the most popular and evolving technology trends in 2024 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 lower cost. Based on the research done by Microsoft – 63% of 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 endeavor 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 the cloud service reduces the hardware cost to the minimum and 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 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 facilities 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.