Cloud ready to take small businesses to the next level

The cloud has offerings such as cloud-based MRP and email marketing software that have helped businesses around the country boost productivity, but some small businesses still think the technology is only for larger companies. Those that do, though, are missing out on huge gains in productivity, according to CloudTweaks.

Stepping to the next level
Companies need only examine the wide variety of benefits that exist in the cloud to understand why it can help their company. Some are only aware of opportunities in areas such as data storage and, while that is an essential part of what the cloud can do, it is by no means the only thing.

In fact, these small businesses may even think that they are operating with too small a margin to invest in the cloud. But the cost savings are apparent, many have pointed out, because of the efficiency it allows. The technology accommodates far better file sharing, for instance, and moving large quantities of data – in addition to storing them there – makes for a much simpler experience for areas such as IT.

Looking for help
In fact, much IT becomes simpler in the cloud, as CloudTweaks noted. A company can outsource the cloud strategy to an outside company, and suddenly the demands on in-house IT are massively alleviated. By choosing experts in the field, you ensure that these people know exactly how to solve it as quickly as possible.

Some companies attempt to create an in-house cloud, but these businesses need to be aware that, although this process is in many ways safer than traditional technologies, there are unique dangers in the cloud. Companies that have dealt extensively in optimizing setups are well aware of these – and often know how to confront them in the best way possible, according to the source. Additionally, many studies have noted the high-demand of finding IT workers with substantial cloud building skills, and, thus, the high price one must pay for them.

If you’re looking for a partner to help your operation move into the cloud, consider BMI Cloud Solutions. We have years of experience in the field and are ready to help you choose the options that will help you best confront your unique set of challenges. With award-winning tools such as NetSuite and OpenAir, we’re ready to add you to the large number of businesses we’ve shown the way to the cloud.