Today, more and more companies are moving to the cloud in order to collaborate more efficiently, centralize their applications and store their data securely and in a well-structured manner. This applies equally to SMEs. If the cloud offers so many advantages, why delay?
Traditional IT infrastructure is associated with the necessary risks and limitations. Data stored on a local server is at risk of being lost forever in the event of a malfunction. If you want to install new applications, it’s not always possible to ensure compatibility with your existing systems.
In conclusion, the purchase and maintenance of your own hardware also takes a big bite out of your budget.
Technology: from threat to blessing
The goal of technology should be to simplify our lives. This is why more businesses are choosing to move to the cloud, and understandably so. In the cloud, you can rely on a virtual platform managed by a professional cloud provider.
Doing so comes with countless advantages: cloud solutions help businesses streamline their day-to-day operations, but they also improve security and offer clear and well-structured insights. Even more, heavy infrastructure investments aren’t required.
Is the cloud also a good choice for SMEs?
While this all sounds great, isn’t it a fact that these advantages are only for multinationals with hundreds or even thousands of employees? On the contrary: small enterprises stand to gain the most from cloud solutions
The reason? Scalability. Thanks to cloud solutions, there is no need to spend huge sums of money on IT infrastructure that often goes underused. You pay as you go. Is your company going through a growth period? No problem, your cloud solution grows along with you. Users can be easily added with just a few mouse clicks and software updates are carried out automatically.
Why should I take this step?
The following scenarios illustrate perfect examples:
- Your hardware or software urgently needs an upgrade: cloud solutions can easily be expanded to suit your requirements. Is your customer base or staff growing exponentially? You can increase your user count and storage capacity almost immediately
- You want to grow more efficiently: growth is often a complex issue. The cloud’s inherent scalability and collaboration advantages will boost your productivity
- You want to encourage working from home or teleworking: many customers benefit from allowing their employees to perform tasks in different locations. Cloud solutions allow them to collaborate on projects no matter where they are. This is also how you can take the first step towards a genuine ‘workplace of the future’
- You want to make smarter use of your IT department: thanks to the uniformity of the cloud, IT employees can provide user support faster and more efficiently. The time they gained can be invested in the innovation and digitalization efforts of your SME