Small Businesses and the Cloud
It is well known that cloud computing is the way of the future for businesses. Typically, we see the cloud being utilized by large companies and enterprises. However, there is a compelling argument building for smaller businesses to utilize the capabilities of the cloud for some of their needs as well. Cloud services can reduce the amount of internal IT resources needed and time spent managing them. Some other benefits for small businesses include improved collaboration and communication, easier integration, improved flexibility, ability to work from anywhere, and secured data. These are compelling reasons for small businesses to utilize the cloud.
How important do you think the cloud is for businesses today and are there any reasons for small businesses to not utilize cloud services?
Is it practical for all types of businesses to utilize cloud services?
In the future, do you think businesses that do not use cloud services will fall behind competitors that do use them?