As a small business owner, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about what comes next. Oftentimes, the next step starts with small business technology.
It’s a fact of life in 2021 you can’t run a business of any size using just pen and paper. Small business technology can improve the efficiency of your business and create a better experience overall for your customer. But it’s one thing to know your company needs to invest in technology. Actually making the investment is a different matter.
Cloud hosting can improve the effectiveness of your small business technology while also helping you keep costs down. If getting better service at a lower cost sounds contradictory, we’re here to tell you it’s not.
Here are a few ways cloud hosting can help your small business take the next step.
- You Won’t Need to Worry About Compatibility
If you’ve ever owned an outdated computer, you’ve likely run into the issue of not being able to run certain programs on your system. It’s never fun to learn software you paid for isn’t compatible with your computer.
But with cloud hosting, that never happens. As the manager of the cloud, your cloud host will handle any upgrade and patch installations needed. You never need to worry about your software becoming out of date again.
And the benefits don’t end there. Back when physical servers were the only option for small businesses that needed data storage and computing capabilities, every device within a company needed to be updated each time the server’s operating system upgraded. Companies often needed to hire temporary staff members to their IT team just to manage the upgrade process.
Now, your company can save time and money since the entirety of the upgrade process is managed by a third party.
- Your Employees Can Work From Anywhere
Eventually, the COVID-19 pandemic will end. But remote work is never going away.
Sooner or later, employees will begin to expect flexible work arrangements whenever they start a job. Whether it’s working at the office several days a week and at home on the others or entirely remote, the modern employee expects their employer to respect both their personal and professional lives.
And even if you put aside flexible work arrangements, you still need to consider how much more effective remote access makes your team. If you have an employee traveling for work, you want them to be able to easily access internal files and software, particularly if a potential customer deal relies on your employee being as prepared as possible for a meeting.
With cloud hosting, your files and applications are your fingertips. You can easily access them on a mobile device or laptop, no matter where you are. Never again will you need to worry about arriving at a client meeting without the documents you need.
- You Save Money Previously Spent on Electricity
Starting at a young age, we’re taught the importance of conserving electricity. From turning out the lights when we leave a room to unplugging our devices after we’re finished using them, we enter adulthood with a decent sense of how to keep energy use low and, in turn, save the environment.
There was a time when physical servers put a major dent in the utility budget for small and medium sized businesses. They ran almost constantly and there was no conceivable way of cutting down on its usage given the importance of technology in modern business.
Cloud hosting eliminates the need for a physical server, which allows your business to greatly cut down on energy usage. Not only will this reduce your spending on electricity, but it also allows your employees to rest easy knowing their employer is taking all possible steps to reduce emissions caused by the generation of electric power.
If your company is looking to trim its budget and give its employees access to your files and applications no matter where they are, Timac Business Systems can help. Our cloud hosting experts can help your IT leaders develop a hosting solution tailored to the needs of your business.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation!