5 Ways Cloud Services Are Changing Small Business For The Better

Cloud computing has provided some explosive new resources and changes to how digitally connected small business worldwide operate since it has become commercialized and affordable during the last decade. Let’s cover some of the most important changes we’re seeing and will continue to see.

1. Enormous Resources in the Cheapest Devices

By moving games into the online sphere, entertainment companies have managed to even entire online fictional worlds with enormous interactivity while letting their customers enjoy them from even fairly low powered electronic devices.

We mention this seemingly non-business related detail because it has led to the exact same essential principle being followed in the world of startups and small companies; thanks to a business services oriented version of what’s been done with gaming, even small companies using regular machines can access a much more powerful plethora of services in a remote cloud. Assuming they have a strong enough web connection such as those found with business internet contracts.

2. The Evolving Competitive Landscape

Because of the exact point mentioned above –that vastly expanded access to much more powerful rentable services from clouds—the entire competitive landscape is changing slowly (or in some cases very quickly). Now, a much larger percentage than ever before of small companies can pay a completely affordable access fee and be given web based access to a remote third party cloud that contains software and computing hardware whose enormous expense was previously only the domain of very large companies.

The obvious result of this is that the sort of operating budgets now needed for even heavier duty computing resources can be much smaller; small companies can lean on the big cloud providers.

3. Delocalization of the Office

Thanks to cloud computing and cloud storage, access to both data and business related computing resources is being turned into something that doesn’t at all have to depend on physical presence in an actual office where actual machines are kept.

Instead, entrepreneurs can simply open multi-user accounts with cloud storage and cloud computing services according to their personal or company needs and give access keys to employees working on any machine anywhere in the world. This opens up the very obvious and already evolving possibility of creating work environments that are purely digital, consisting of telecommuting employees with video conferencing technology, contractors and business owners.

4. Instant Global Presence

Again we come back to the core strength of the cloud, which is its ability to give remote access to a far more powerful central server full of computing, storage and business software systems. The natural outcome of this is that through the use of public third party cloud services, or by creating their own private internal cloud connections to proprietary servers, companies both large and small can very easily expand their presence globally without having to develop large localized computer resources in any new market they venture into.

Instead, a small company in Los Angeles can very quickly and cheaply branch office in Mexico City and simply hook up to the same remotecloud of digital business resources via a high speed business internet connection.

5. Improved Business Security

Thanks to increasingly secure clouds, more and more small business and even large companies will be able to rely heavily on pure cloud storage to keep all of their valuable information and intellectual property.

Why is this an improvement on business security? Because it immunizes a business to data theft and loss as a result of stolen or lost computers in an office.

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