In any situation, as an average, non-Olympian, type of human being, I would surmise that it’s fairly impossible not to become complacent in some aspects of your life. Perhaps it’s a burgeoning waistline, perhaps it’s your work situation or maybe it’s your lovelife, or even all three. That is to say, you may be a paragon of human virtue and seeing as I don’t know you, maybe I am being unfair when I say these things, but I certainly know I am guilty of some serious ‘taking things for granted’ kind of behaviour.
In this respect, I think it’s always good to be challenged, be more efficient, face some home truths and see a little competition on the horizon. Otherwise everyday complacency may take over slowly and standards slip away daily. Sometimes there’s nothing like a quick sharp kick up the backside to get yourself going again.
This kick may of course come in many forms; perhaps some romantic rivalry, a health scare or plummeting profits at work. I know as a small business owner there can possibly be nothing more valuable (and scary) than a little competition to keep a company efficient and on the ball.
There are obviously many ways in which you can keep competitive and ahead of the game in a struggling market but one of the most obvious ways to reduce costs, improve services and grow your business is to migrate to cloud computing. By transferring your networks, data and files to a hosted server or even your emails over to Exchange hosting services you are tapping into the latest technologies available to you, thus keeping pace with your competitors.
Your business will save money. You will no longer need to purchase expensive hardware and software as this will be provided by the Cloud. Safety, security and backups are all taken care of, removing some serious business hurdles that were once costly and complicated.
Your performance will improve as your focus can concentrate on other more pressing needs whilst the technology takes care of itself. Your employees or colleagues will be able to adapt to the future of work environments, working remotely by using hosted exchange email to communicate and collaborate from wherever you are in the world.
These are just a few of the things that cloud computing can do to improve your business, keep you ahead of the game and make you and your team more efficient. And, it’s easy to do.
So perhaps it’s time to make a change and stop taking some things for granted. The world will keep spinning but sometimes it’s crucial to stand still for a moment and realise what you’ve got, what it can do and as a result, you’ll stay ahead of the game.