Most people think they should be in the cloud, but not everyone is sure of the benefits. For small businesses, cloud technology can provide better ROI than having your own IT services on premise. Arm yourself with the right knowledge and making decisions about cloud technology will be much easier.
The beauty of cloud computing is that you can upgrade your IT software and communications as your business evolves without the need to make expensive capital purchases. Thus you remove the need to invest in expensive hardware or maintain it on your premises and you don’t need to worry about maintaining software. Being in the cloud also removes the worry of ensuring you do regular data backups and ensures data security.
With a hosted service you can upscale your IT quickly. You can add any number of users relatively cheaply without the need for expensive hardware upgrades because you find your server has run out of capacity.
Your IT will also have greater stability, availability and security if you use a hosted service. The data centres from which hosted providers operate are purpose-built, so they have backup power generators, redundant power supplies, and sophisticated cooling facilities, fire protection and around the clock 24x7 monitoring.