Cloud Computing is becoming a more and more important tool for small and medium business today. Cloud Computing is a model that enables on-demand access through the internet to a shared set of configurable resources, servers, applications or services that can be rapidly accessed with minimal management by the service provider.

This practice allows SMEs to access some of the services already in place to a limited number of large companies, which until recently were the only ones who could afford to invest in the development of private cloud environments. Now small and medium enterprises can take advantage of this innovation thus allowing them to save costs in resources and infrastructure, in addition to optimising effort and staff time. In addition, the Cloud Computing allows the employer to control costs in a real way and pay only for the capacity or services that are truly necessary for your company, thus limiting the amount of capital as much as possible.

Implementing this practice to a small business is not a difficult task. Simply choose a platform from the many that are available on the Internet,  paid or not, that most closely fits the needs of your company.

The use of these tools also has some disadvantages that you should keep in mind. The first is the security of the information stored in the cloud and also the downtime a service interruption would cause.  Of course, there are ways to make sure non of the above would affect your business, obviously at a certain cost.

Cloud Computing is just another tool for small and medium enterprises to continue to evolve through the use of information technology. Having the ability to adapt to todays challenges will play an important role in keeping our businesses alive and leave the economic crisis behind.

Should you need more information on Cloud Computing or on how to implement it in your business environment, just get in touch.