The cloud can help your business grow in 2018
Since its conception, the cloud has helped businesses of all shapes and sizes access a range of solutions and resources that were previously unavailable to them.
These benefits can directly impact an organisations growth in a number of ways.
Reduced costs and growth management
Overall, the cloud is much more cost-effective than traditional infrastructure solutions, especially for SMEs, as companies only have to pay for the resources they use. The cloud also eliminates the need for businesses to make extensive plans and predictions around their growth in order to ensure that their infrastructure can cope with it.
Prior to the cloud, a business would have needed to purchase the equipment outright in an effort to forecast this growth or continually add new resources to cope with it. Furthermore, in some cases, for an effective disaster recovery solution, they’d also have to create a duplicate infrastructure or rely on tape backups, which brings additional issues itself.
The cloud eradicates all these issues while freeing up cash flow, this means the company can manage their budget more effectively while investing these savings in other areas and avoiding concerns over unexpected growth.
Reduce staff costs
Maintaining a traditional infrastructure also comes with an additional expense, with organisations having to employ a third party or additional staff to maintain the equipment. With a cloud solution, this isn’t an issue as the infrastructure provider monitors and maintains the solution outright. Once again, this means a business can focus its attention and finances on other areas.
Few organisations can match the security and infrastructure investment of a cloud provider.
As long as you have an internet connection, the cloud enables you to access your data through on the move. This is perfect for employees that have to work at home or on the move as they can make the most of their time as they travel.
Not only this, but it can also help employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance which can help to improve moral overall.
Quick wins for developers
Similarly to above, if you’re a software developer you can also access new customers across the globe and offer free trials before they purchase. This can dramatically reduce your sales cycle and encourage growth.