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What is Cloud Computing and why Small Businesses Should Care

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Almost every business, small or big, finds cloud computing services essential and favorable! Among certain advantages of this technique are flexible and straightforward access to data and software, nominal upfront costs and genuine overall cost structure.


Even more importantly, businesses using cloud computing services can always expect their cloud vendors to handle and take care of a multitude of costly parts and details of IT department. Some start up businesses, however, are still not able to decide on the right cloud applications. Also, they donât know how to use these applications in the best possible manner and doubt if their data will actually be safe!


So, here are some key facts about cloud computing thatâll help these growing businesses to clear their doubts:


Cloud Computing âThe Concept?


Basically, cloud computing is internet computing wherein you can directly run applications through a website, and are not required to install programs on your computer. And when it comes to data storage, you can store data remotely on the cloud instead of creating too many folders on your computer.


How Cloud Computing Makes Things Easier?


Now, you can use cloud computing for storing your data in a remote server and access it from any computer anywhere! With help of cloud services, you can develop those applications for your business that were used only by bigger organizations till now. These applications may include CRM, contact centre software, call recording, sales management etc.


What Cloud Computing Has for Your Small Business?


As a small business, you canât afford to lose your important data files because of any kind of disaster, and reinvest huge money in order to recover. So, you need to make your IT services more efficient and reliable and data storage easier and safer by using cloud computing.


Cloud services offer guaranteed protection in case of the worst incidents (IT system breakdown, for example), ensuring that you donât lose access to your important data and computer files. Moreover, it enables you to store as much data as you want to, that too within pay-as-you-go costs! This implies that you need not upgrade any hardware of yours, and can continue using cloud services without any limitations.


Choosing Right Cloud Application for Your Business


It is vital to get the right cloud applications for your business, depending upon your business needs and what you need to use these applications for. You can start with asking your provider whether their cloud solutions will integrate with your existing systems or not. This will include your existing business software, email and phone system. And if you have very basic IT system as a startup business, ask your provider if they can help you.


Cloud Services â Safety and Security


Since your ultimate purpose is safety of your data in case of malware attacks, make sure the cloud services youâre going for are secure. Generally, cloud infrastructure is inaccessible to server attacks and this is the reason cloud applications provide higher safety compared to on-premise IT. Still, you should ask your provider to give you an overview of their storage security measures.


A Singapore based IT consultancy company, APIXEL IT Services, has been operational for over 8 years from now. Apixel provides fixed price IT support services with unlimited packages that includes small business server setup, cloud solution configuration, network management and data security & theft prevention. The company also provides expert IT consultancy to SMEs in Singapore.


























What is Cloud Computing and why Small Businesses Should Care - Image 1

Almost every business, small or big, finds cloud computing services essential and favorable! Among certain advantages of this technique are flexible and straightforward access to data and software, nominal upfront costs and genuine overall cost structure.

Even more importantly, businesses using cloud computing services can always expect their cloud vendors to handle and take care of a multitude of costly parts and details of IT department. Some start up businesses, however, are still not able to decide on the right cloud applications. Also, they donât know how to use these applications in the best possible manner and doubt if their data will actually be safe!

So, here are some key facts about cloud computing thatâll help these growing businesses to clear their doubts:

Cloud Computing âThe Concept?

Basically, cloud computing is internet computing wherein you can directly run applications through a website, and are not required to install programs on your computer. And when it comes to data storage, you can store data remotely on the cloud instead of creating too many folders on your computer.

How Cloud Computing Makes Things Easier?

Now, you can use cloud computing for storing your data in a remote server and access it from any computer anywhere! With help of cloud services, you can develop those applications for your business that were used only by bigger organizations till now. These applications may include CRM, contact centre software, call recording, sales management etc.

What Cloud Computing Has for Your Small Business?

As a small business, you canât afford to lose your important data files because of any kind of disaster, and reinvest huge money in order to recover. So, you need to make your IT services more efficient and reliable and data storage easier and safer by using cloud computing.

Cloud services offer guaranteed protection in case of the worst incidents (IT system breakdown, for example), ensuring that you donât lose access to your important data and computer files. Moreover, it enables you to store as much data as you want to, that too within pay-as-you-go costs! This implies that you need not upgrade any hardware of yours, and can continue using cloud services without any limitations.

Choosing Right Cloud Application for Your Business

It is vital to get the right cloud applications for your business, depending upon your business needs and what you need to use these applications for. You can start with asking your provider whether their cloud solutions will integrate with your existing systems or not. This will include your existing business software, email and phone system. And if you have very basic IT system as a startup business, ask your provider if they can help you.

Cloud Services â Safety and Security


Since your ultimate purpose is safety of your data in case of malware attacks, make sure the cloud services youâre going for are secure. Generally, cloud infrastructure is inaccessible to server attacks and this is the reason cloud applications provide higher safety compared to on-premise IT. Still, you should ask your provider to give you an overview of their storage security measures.

A Singapore based IT consultancy company, APIXEL IT Services, has been operational for over 8 years from now. Apixel provides fixed price IT support services with unlimited packages that includes small business server setup, cloud solution configuration, network management and data security & theft prevention. The company also provides expert IT consultancy to SMEs in Singapore.

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