Cloud services give small businesses much easier access to technologies they could have only dreamed about before, levelling the playing field when it comes to competing in the marketplace with bigger businesses.
Here are some key advantages to using cloud-based services:
Desktop accounting services used to be expensive and often out of range for small businesses but most have now been replaced with good value cloud versions, often offering specific versions for start-ups.
You may be able to combine your apps into one cloud-based service. With Microsoft Office, you can get all of their information through the cloud now without having to keep buying upgrades and avoiding the need to manage apps.
Using a cloud service means you and all your remote workers can access business data wherever you are, so you can all work on a report, at the same time, even if you are in different time zones in different countries.
No need to worry about software licenses expiring or not covering the new person who joins the team. With cloud computing all the systems and apps are updated easily meaning you always have access to the latest features.
You will have access to all your business data and apps 24/7 as you can access them on any device so if you are going away at the weekend and there is an invoice that needs paying, you can access it and pay it immediately, using your mobile device.
If you are considering moving to cloud-based services for your business then please do get in touch with our experts at Clifton IT and we can work out the best solution for you.
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