There has been a lot of conversation about cloud services recently, but what are they and how can you use them for your business? Cloud services range from simple storage to online document creation and editing, to running a company’s entire operation. Cloud enablement can be the great equalizer between small and large-sized businesses, if harnessed correctly.
Migrating to cloud technologies can allow your business to provide anytime, anywhere access to workers, helping to boost their productivity.
Cloud services have the ability to increase the business value of your IT investment. With cloud computing you can set up new services in minutes, giving you much greater flexibility while avoiding the upfront costs associated with building and scaling business-critical initiatives. Migrating to cloud technologies can allow your business to provide anytime, anywhere access to workers, helping to boost their productivity. In addition, some cloud services can even enable a device management solution to coincide with access on mobile devices. This enablement provides a robust security solution that can be deployed quickly and with minimal investment.
Another example of an impactful, yet flexible, offering is Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite provides anywhere access to your familiar Office applications, email, calendar, video conferencing, etc. across your devices, no matter the operation system. Microsoft Office 365 is easy to use and does not require an IT expert to install, manage or maintain. The included tutorials (wizards) are straightforward and can help you activate your business in the cloud within minutes.
The added benefit of cloud adoption is the ability to focus on your business and not the expense and maintenance of running IT services for onsite hardware. The flexibility of tailoring your cloud needs as they develop, and pay for only the services you need, when you need them, is also an added benefit. This allows you to focus on your business and not spend time investing capital into hardware and software.
So the question is: Are you using or thinking about using the cloud to transform your business?
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