FRESNO, California – Cody Sarhan, Communications Specialist
Cloud computing has quickly become one of the hottest topics in technology today. It’s likely you’ve heard the term thrown around, and even more likely you’ve come into contact with cloud technologies at some point — whether scrolling through social media, watching streaming services, or even just checking your email. But even though you use cloud-based services, and you are familiar with it, there’s a chance you aren’t exactly aware of how it can help grow your business.
That’s where BCT is here to help!
What is Cloud Computing?
To know how cloud computing can help grow your business, it’s important to first know what cloud computing is. In basic terms, the cloud provides on-demand computing services such as servers, storage space, applications and more through the internet, thus revolutionizing how businesses operate — particularly small ones. Businesses that embrace this technology have gained a competitive advantage over those still struggling to adopt.
It today’s remote-work world, cloud-based technologies are an essential element of modern businesses. Leveraging its power, cloud services enable organizations to enhance operations, reduce costs and boost overall efficiency — three critical goals of growth for any enterprise.
“Additionally, these tools are often more cost-effective than traditional solutions, making them an attractive option for small businesses looking to save money while still achieving their goals.” — Kristin Kimberly Marquet, Marquet Media, LLC
5 Reasons to Move to the Cloud
There’s many ways your business can grow, reach new markets, and turn new profits through cloud computing. Here are 5 of the biggest reasons you should take your business to new heights, in the cloud:
► Cost Savings
The cloud offers businesses of all sizes great savings potential. By opting for cloud services, companies can reduce IT expenses by ditching costly hardware, software, and maintenance expenses. Utilizing the cloud means paying for only what you use, resulting in an economical solution for companies of all sizes.
Scalability is one of the major benefits of cloud computing for businesses. Businesses can quickly and easily expand or contract operations as required with the cloud’s quick and simple scale up/scale down functionality, allowing them to quickly respond to seasonal fluctuations, and unexpected growth or declines in business demand.
► Enhanced Collaboration
Working in the cloud makes collaboration simpler than ever. Employees can work together seamlessly from any location with cloud services, allowing real-time collaboration. Additionally, businesses can hire the best talent regardless of geographic restrictions and file sharing makes project collaboration much simpler.
► Advanced Security & Data Recovery
The cloud can bolster the security of any business. Leverage the cloud, by storing data securely offsite, reducing risks related to natural disasters or other unpredictable events and protecting it with advanced features like encryption and multi-factor authentication that help prevent unauthorized access.
Disaster recovery is a significant benefit of the cloud for particularly small businesses. Traditional on-premises IT infrastructure forces small businesses to purchase costly backup solutions in case of disaster, while with cloud services, businesses can take advantage of built-in backup and disaster recovery features that save them both time and money.
► Increased Flexibility
The cloud offers businesses greater levels of flexibility. Through cloud services, companies can access their data and applications from any location at any time — this allows employees to work remotely from home or while traveling as well as quickly adapt to changes within their industry and gain a competitive edge.
A reactive approach to managing your IT doesn’t leave room for innovation or growth. You’re not thinking about the future because you’re spending so much time reacting to today’s challenges. You’re already behind.
Cloud computing can be an invaluable asset to businesses of all sizes. Utilizing its power, businesses can improve operations, reduce costs, and enhance overall efficiency through cloud-based technologies. From scaling your business operations, cutting IT expenses, or improving collaboration, the cloud offers versatile and cost-effective solutions suited for every need imaginable.
Why wait any longer to realize all the benefits that the cloud has to offer your business today? Contact one of our highly skilled technicians right now, and we’ll answer any questions you may have. We’re the #1 MSP in California, and we can help scale any solution to meet your business needs.
BCT Consulting now has engineers servicing clients within Fresno, Clovis, Madera, San Jose, Sacramento, San Francisco & The Bay Area, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Las Vegas, Bakersfield, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Anaheim, Palm Springs, and more.
Cody Sarhan | Communications Specialist, Xobee Networks