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Does My Business Need the Cloud?

It’s important to protect your company’s data from loss or theft. Using the cloud to store your data can help, while saving you money and allowing you to compete with larger companies.

The cloud protects you from data loss

58% of small businesses aren’t prepared for data loss, and 60% of small businesses that do experience data loss will shut down within six months of the loss. If you prepare early, you’ll have more peace of mind.

When you use the cloud, you don’t have to worry about your data being affected if a natural disaster hits your store or offices.

Cloud service providers have already invested (and continue to invest) in protecting themselves and their customers from cyber-attacks. They have teams dedicated to protecting your data from cyber criminals. Cloud providers are also proactively monitoring for attacks and fixing bugs as fast as possible, instead of retroactively responding to attacks.

The cloud saves you money

If you store your data on the cloud, you won’t have to maintain a server. Because of that, you don’t have to hire IT staff to maintain the server for you.

With the cloud, you can also plan for business growth without a large upfront investment. The cloud is scalable, so you can pay for the storage you need now, instead of the storage you think you’ll need in a year. Then, when you do need more storage, you can add more.

You can compete with larger companies

Many software companies now offer their programs through the cloud, for a substantially lower price than installing a local version of the program. Because of this, you can access the same technology that larger companies use and can compete with them.

You can access your data anywhere, anytime

Using the cloud allows you to access your company’s data anywhere, anytime. You, and your employees, will no longer be chained to your office. This gives you the flexibility to work from home or hire remote employees.

You can also encourage a culture of collaboration, even if your employees are working in a different location. Since your data is online, your employees can securely share information with each other, no matter where they are.

If you decide to move your business’s physical location, it will be easier – you can just plug your computers back in, connect to the internet, and you’ll be back up and running.