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Should my business move into the Cloud? This is a question that we are asked regularly at the Foresee Group and we believe that more and more businesses will be making the move into the Cloud. We specialise in migrating businesses into the Cloud, big or small, and we have seen first-hand the benefits for businesses who implement this change.

For example, in small businesses the Cloud can open doors that traditional servers would leave closed. The reality of the Cloud means that small businesses can experience lower costs, greater flexibility and more productivity in the workplace.

If you work for or own a small business and this has sparked your interest, here are Foresee’s top benefits for joining the Cloud:

1.There is no big upfront cost

First and foremost, the Cloud is beneficial to a small business because there is no upfront cost. If you purchase a traditional server you will need to pay a large sum to get started, which can be tricky when you are trying to grow your business. Virtualisation can also save your business money as it allows you to do more for less.

2. Flexibility for small businesses

In today’s fast paced world, being flexible is an important aspect of successfully running a business. Luckily the Cloud can help as it allows users to save files through the Cloud so that they can access their files when they need them. This means that your staff won’t be restricted to the office and can work on the move.

3. The Cloud saves space

The Cloud is fantastic because it physically saves space in your business. With the Cloud you don’t need a big room to store a noisy server, instead the Cloud is invisible and works hard for your business in the background. This is great for small businesses as they are less likely to have the luxury of extra space.

4. No need to worry about back-up

Has you ever lost your files when your computer unexpectedly crashes? If you have, you will understand that you need to avoid that sickening feeling at all costs. Luckily with the Cloud, it adds an extra cushion of security because it backs up your files and data just in case the worst does happen!

5. Your staff will be happy

So far, we’ve told you about how the Cloud gives businesses greater flexibility, how staff won’t have to cope with a noisy server whilst they work and we’ve explained that their work will always be backed up. Do you know what that results in? A very happy and productive workplace!

Hopefully the above benefits will explain why small businesses move to the Cloud and it can help you with your decision.

Remember, we are always on the other end of the phone, so please let us know if you have any questions about the Cloud and small businesses.

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