We’re undeniably in the mobile-first era. Those ahead of the curve control their home gadgets via touchscreen toggles or voice prompts they make on their smartphones — while they’re still on the commute from the office. Others have mobile apps that let them order frappes to go as they walk towards the cafe. And now desk-bound staff and laptop warriors alike are now using their personal smartphones for work as well. [...]
So many business tools and functions have been migrated to the cloud. Productivity suites like Microsoft Office 365 are cloud-based, just like a plethora of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for accounting, customer relationship management, and human resource management, among others. [...]
Many businesses have shifted to the cloud in the past few years. In fact, it’s impossible to talk about optimizing businesses without making cloud computing part of the conversation. For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the cloud can enable more efficient use of resources in nearly every aspect of their business, as opposed to relying on separate functions and expertise. [...]
Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are becoming more reliant on data. And in recent years cloud services have strengthened their security protocols, increasing user confidence. Here are but some of the many cloud data storage security benefits. [...]
nformation technology is becoming more ubiquitous among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). For instance, barber shops that use scheduling software can connect their clients with their favorite stylists more easily. However, managing IT in house can be daunting. You have to buy new machines, take time away from production to learn how to use them, and pay staff to maintain and repair them.
Thankfully, you can overcome these problems with cloud computing. The cloud is cost-effective for business, but how do you know it’s time to move yours there? To help you figure this out, look out for these signs. [...]
Many companies, large and small, don’t have IT as a core competency. They struggle a lot when they try to build their own IT infrastructure. This diverts company funds and focus away from critical processes and main business objectives. [...]