network securityAs your small business grows, one of your main concerns should be efficiency. As the old adage says, time is money, and that means you don’t have time to waste on inefficient processes or downtime from mistakes. If you’re looking for one solution which will streamline your daily business operations, switching to cloud-based software might be for you. Many small businesses are finding the cloud to be an attractive option, for the following reasons:

Improved employee productivity. Cloud computing allows employees to access files from any location, which allows for greater mobility and flexibility. Many companies have already discovered that a cloud-based system helps employees segue effortlessly between work and home life, without time-consuming disruptions to their work.

Easier collaboration. Employees can work together even when working from different locations. Without bulky emails and attachments to open, collaboration can happen in real time. Companies are finding that using a cloud system boosts creativity and employees are happier with the new system.

Resiliency. A data loss can be the cause of serious financial losses. Many small businesses don’t survive such an event. With cloud-based software, all of your files are securely stored off-site, so loss of equipment or security breaches won’t compromise your data. If the worst does happen, you’re able to get back to work quickly and easily.

Accessibility. The cloud is accessible from laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. If you get home after a long day’s work and have an idea, you can easily access your files and make changes.

Security. Cloud computing can be even more secure than a traditional IT infrastructure. Most providers build multiple levels of security into their data centers.

It’s so easy. When you switch to a cloud-based system, very little employee training is required. Most users are able to figure it out on their own, or require only minimal help learning the new system.