An increasing number of companies are moving their operations to cloud solutions. A global survey in 2012 revealed that one of the primary benefits for small-to-midsize companies is that moving to a cloud-based solution reduced capital expenditure and time to market and time to value.
In simple terms, cloud solutions are based on the internet. In the past, companies relied on applications and programs being downloaded to their computer or internal server. However, today, the cloud allows people to access those same programs and applications through the internet from anywhere in the world.
Chances are, you already rely on the cloud to accomplish a number of things in your personal and business life. Whether you are sending emails all day long to internal departments or using apps to manage your work and the workload of others, you are most likely using a cloud service.
In short, cloud business solutions equal simplicity, transparency, minimal cost, better management, efficient collaboration, accelerated innovations, business expansion, long-term competitive gains, and faster reaction and action times.
So, what are the benefits of switching to a cloud business solution?
#1 Fast implementation of integrated business functions at a reasonable cost.
#2 Adaptation to new industry demands and activities without business disruption.
#3 Ability to take quick action on market trends and opportunities through more transparency across business areas.
#4 Fast, efficient adaptation and expansion of business processes without additional, costly IT support.