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​​​Guest Blog - March 2017


HOW ARE SMALL BUSINESSES EMBRACING THE CLOUD?

‘The Cloud’ is essentially used to store various pieces of data in an invisible ‘cloud’ that doesn’t fill up too much space. This data can be accessed anytime, anywhere, from any device. Small businesses have embraced the Cloud because it has a number of benefits that are very appealing in today’s modern society.

One of the great benefits of today’s technology is that it enables small business owners to create fully functional mobile offices. The Cloud fits in with this perfectly because it allows you to fully access and sync your data no matter where you are. This means that wherever you go, your office work goes too.

Small business owners who wish to reduce costs without lessening their ability to compete with larger companies are firm users of the Cloud. So, if you’re ready to put the Cloud to the test then you can start small so you can see the benefits without making major changes to your operations. Over time, you will learn new things and discover new ways to completely make the most of the Cloud and everything it has to offer.

As a small business owner, is is absolutely crucial that you back up all of your data. The Cloud doesn’t just simplify this by by allowing your data to automatically update as you work; it also creates extra copies of your data off-site which will be protected from any local natural disaster, theft or malfunction.

Many small businesses use images, audios and videos to enhance their profiles. These files often take up a significant part of your hard drive space, which can be both costly and inconvenient. The Cloud enables you to shift the storage of large files off of your local system, which will save local storage for the files you need to access every day.

Whether your employees are all in one office or are spread across the country, the Cloud makes sharing data an extremely simple process. Once your data is backed up, sharing files can be just as easy as sending a link, which will eliminate all the long-winded ways of sharing that are now in the past.


About the Author

This post was written by Heather Gilmore on behalf of Simple Telecomms, a Wirral based telecommunications company serving small businesses locally and throughout the UK.