How can cloud computing help your new start-up business?
With traditional IT you would buy hardware such as a server, software licenses such as Microsoft Office and then you pay additional fees for upgrades, repairs and maintenance. With cloud computing you buy your IT as a service, usually via a monthly subscription service and you pay only for the services you use.
How will this benefit your new business?
Reduced IT Costs – Avoid the high upfront costs of new hardware and software and the subsequent costs of renewing and refreshing. What’s more you will not have to pay for cooling, connectivity and maintenance costs associated with traditional on-premise IT.
Always up-to-date – The upgrades will be done at the datacenter meaning you will always be working on the latest and greatest software.
Anywhere Access – All you need to access cloud services is an internet connection.
Budget your IT Expenditure – You pay a predictable monthly fee based on the resources you’ve used.
Business Scalability - You can easily increase your IT resources to meet the needs of your business, so as your business grows your IT can easily grow to meet demands.
Business Continuity – If hardware fails it’ll switch over to working components in the cloud without any downtime to you meaning your business will remain unaffected.
Better Security – Cloud computing platforms are usually provided from a secure data center with high security physical and electronic barriers with top of the range firewalls and intrusion detection systems. This provides security beyond what most small businesses can afford.
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