Why Cloud Computing Makes Sense For SMBs

InformationWeek SMB: Why Cloud Computing Makes Sense For SMBs

A disaster recovery software vendor suggests six benefits small businesses can wring from cloud computing, including lower costs, increased flexibility and better security.

“Cloud computing is still a relatively new technology for many businesses. However, the benefits that it provides to small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are vast and should not be overlooked. In particular, cloud computing can help SMBs in six different areas, which are outlined below. This article will examine each of these areas and analyze the cloud is such a great platform for SMBs to take advantage of.

1. Cloud Economics Are Friendly

Instead of building a data center full of equipment that won’t be used for months or years, SMBs can rent small resources for protection, big resources on-demand (if and when necessary), and only rent these resources for the length of time that is needed. SMBs can avoid making large cash investments in a disaster recovery data center that doesn’t help their business grow. Instead, they can pay small monthly fees for the service and invest in real growth opportunities.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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