Cloud computing is using the Internet to deliver hardware and software services instead of keeping physical hardware and software at your office. Many small businesses are migrating to the cloud and experiencing benefits that were never before possible, which is why today, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, with experts predicting those numbers to double by 2020. People prefer to use cloud computing because it has many benefits for businesses, one of them it’s reduced IT costs, collaboration efficiency, and flexibility of work practices. The cloud is redefining the way small businesses do business. To learn more about why your business should use the cloud, check out this slideshow from Maryland Computer Service.
When cloud computing first appeared in the market, I didn’t fully grasp how important it would become to my business and personal computing. In the beginning, I was even ignoring its benefits and continued using my trusty old USB key, or saving documents directly to my computer.
Then I got a virus and lost all of my data. I had no backup. It is a lesson I could afford only to learn once.
Now, I use cloud computing to store almost all of my data including my blog posts.
Gone are the days when you have to carry around a USB key to store your data. I quickly learned that there were much more advantages than just keeping a backup of your data. There was the flexibility of having access to them no matter where I was or whether or not I had my laptop. Sharing between users became so easy and flexible.
What about the advantages to Businesses?
Maryland Computer Service created a Slideshare that can help any organization quickly identify whether switching to cloud computing is a benefit. They offer online cloud backup and secure cloud storage for businesses.
Why Small Businesses Should Use the Cloud
Steve Johnson is the owner of Maryland Computer Service Inc. For over a decade, he has been helping businesses with HIPAA compliance and various other IT support services.