There comes a point in one’s life when you have to ‘man up’, make decisions and commit. These life choices can come in many different, exciting or frustrating forms and it is these points in our life that essentially make it interesting.
For most people they will probably involve the following; just what am I doing with my life? Should I get married? Do I want to buy a house? And most compellingly, what am I having for tea tonight? Yes, we’ve all been there and we all have to answer equally important and non-important questions on a daily basis.
Now when it comes to business, we too all have similarly significant options to consider. These could cover all sorts of scenarios but perhaps some examples might be; should I move out of a home office and setup premises elsewhere? Do I need to employ staff or am I one-man (or woman) band? How can my business expand quickly and efficiently? These are all of course completely dependent on your own situation and the type of business you run. But! Here’s one arena that I believe relates to all small to medium business enterprises: to cloud or not to cloud? That is the question.
There are of course arguments for and against migrating your business to the Cloud and moving your email to hosted Exchange. Let’s look at the evidence. Giacom, it’s over to you…
Security – by moving your business email, networks, files and security to a cloud based host means your business is backed up. Automatically. Everyday. Which means peace of mind and that makes people happier.
Scalability – quick and easy to scale up your business requirements– by moving your business upwards you can move your business onwards.
Email – multi platform, automatic syncing and anti-spam filters mean that using a cloud-based, business grade hosted Exchange email service is the most secure way to run your communication systems.
Keeping up to date – Software updates, security provision and constant contact provided by the cloud means that you don’t have to worry about updates but rather concentrate on growing your business in areas that mean more and eventually generate more income.
Efficiency – by moving to the Cloud you are not only reducing the amount of IT hassle required to set-up business but also great value for money AND it’s good for the environment. Need I say more?
Those are only a few of the benefits cloud computing promises to your average company and don’t even get me started on how easy it is to get it sorted.
Now I did say there were some arguments against the Cloud but can’t for the life of me remember what they were…I can only assume I was lying, sorry about that. Happy decision making, I know you’ll be making the right choice.