Why Move Towards Cloud-Based Services?

Cloud-based services provide more efficient growth opportunities for all small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) than we have ever known before.  As a matter of fact, market research indicates that Meade Willis edi services cloud adoption rate will continue to increase, massively, over the next few years; this could be the smartest strategic decision a new company could make.

Roughly half of all small or medium-sized businesses (with between 1 and 20 employees) have paid for tech support at some point over the course of last year; or any given year, probably.  Similarly, larger “small” businesses (between 21 and 99 employees) are typically more likely to purchase a subscription for professional tech support.  In all, this tells us that no matter the size of your business, tech solutions either are important right now or will become very important in the near future.

Cloud computing can serve SMBs in many ways. Small and medium-sized businesses have a few “wants” and “needs” that could easily be satisfied through the implementation of cloud-based services.

MARKETPLACE

While many SMBs are certainly aware of the existing benefits that all that many cloud services can offer, a lot are finding it difficult to manage all the vendors they have to maintain. They also find it hard to efficiently maintain all of the service level agreements without some kind of outside help.  As a matter of fact, at least half of all SMBs prefer to buy IT and cloud service from one source (as opposed to outsourcing different jobs to different clients).  

DOWNTIME

If your business has an online presence then “downtime” matters.  This, of course, is the amount of time that your site is not accessible to users—to potential customers—and that means, essentially, lost revenue.  One of the most important aspects of cloud computing is that your site and essential information is available as consistently as possible to whomever may be looking for it.

SUPPORT

Finally, one thing that SMBs want in cloud-based services is technical support. After all, most companies that are going to outsource their tech needs probably aren’t able to manage their own tech needs in house.  Thus, any cloud-based service that comes with dedicated technical support all day, every day, will definitely be quite attractive to any SMB looking to make big moves forward while avoiding some of the pitfalls and obstacles that come with employing your own in-house tech team.