As a business owner, you know that staying competitive in today’s digital environment means being connected by technology to manage your business. But purchasing and installing accounting, marketing, sales and other software, or spending the time and money to develop proprietary programs is likely far beyond your budget.
Cloud technology or “the cloud” is a term for accessing programs, data and services online instead of having them housed on your computer. Choosing cloud technology may be a cost-effective solution to run your business as the business services you need are available online for fast and easy access. Get into the cloud to take advantage of these benefits:
Instead of spending money on expensive infrastructure for the basic business services every company needs, you can use online technology. Cloud business services are generally monthly subscription based, with different tiers available to suit your business today and tomorrow. Using an online business service also means you don’t need your own IT staff to support these services.
When you choose cloud services, you can create an account and provide your credit card details. You login through your browser to begin using the service immediately, no need to wait for software design, installation or testing.
Grow With Your Business
Cloud service providers offer solutions for companies of all sizes. They offer packages based on the size of your company and your specific requirements. The best part is, as your business grows, you can upgrade your package to meet your changing needs.
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Easy to Maintain
Unlike in-house programs that need maintenance by IT staff, cloud services are supported by the provider. Your provider is responsible for tech support, maintenance and back-ups. And you always have access to the most up-to-date version of the program.
Cloud services today offer secure, online accessibility. That gives you and your employees the flexibility to work anywhere you have an internet connection, turning downtime into productive time.
More and more companies are taking advantage of convenient cloud services, which allows them to spend less time dealing with operations and more time to focus on doing business. If you’re dreaming of growing your business, isn’t it time to get into the cloud?
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