Why Cloud is Ideal for Small-to-Medium Enterprises?

3 Key Reasons Why Cloud Technology is Ideal for SME

From my previous post, I was able to define and provide you a brief over view about Cloud Computing. In this post, I will try to discuss what I see as benefits of cloud computing and give you scenario where we can apply cloud to businesses. Like what I have said before clould technology can be IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) or SaaS (Software as a Service). An example of a IaaS would a be is a Cloud-based PABX System like 1 800 Number Ring Central Phone System . Where as, instead of investing on high cost business phone systems or PABX System … you outsource the service and used the facilities according to your need. Below is what I see the key benefits of Cloud Computing:

1. Capital Expenditures to Operational Expenditure

Cloud computing allows you to implement IT services for your business without the need to buy, install or manage any infrastructure. It will minimized capital expenditure on hardware, software, and other peripheral services, you only pay a provider for those utilities you use. Minimizing capital investment cost yet still at high standard.

2. Concentrate on Managing Your Business.

Cloud computing brings lower cost online services to businesses and because the set up and running costs are minimal it gives you access to feature rich business tools enabling you to focus on your customer rather than worrying about IT or Phone System Infrastructure. For us IT Managers, we won’t be needing to add another manpower to do the maintenance and administration. You just let the expert to the dirty job and business owners can concentrate on the business operation.

3.  Flexibility – Use Only When You Need It.

When I was able to test the Cloud infrastructure from Arcus:IT,  I  realized one of the benefits in cloud computing is Flexibility. You will be able to deliver complex solutions and infrastructure immediately and without worrying on  the high capital cost of deployment, hardware and maintenance and  disband the infrastructure when you don’t need it any more.

The above key benefits is just what I see very ideal for SME businesses.  You may share your ideas below if you want to add more.

Meantime to balance everything, I will tackle on my next post … my views about the risk in implementing Cloud Computing.

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