2017 is right around the corner. Are you prepared to take the necessary steps to ensuring your business succeeds in the new year?  As a small business owner, you need to implement a cloud strategy to remain competitive.  Your peers are already looking into cloud strategies themselves, or are already making the move.  There’s no reason for small businesses not to take advantage of the enterprise-level solutions of the cloud.  With a cloud strategy in place, you can expect:

  • A reduction in the amount of time spent maintaining hardware and software.  You can also expect a reduction in the costs associated with servers for your workload.  There’s no upfront investment costs to worry about, and you pay as you go. You can make upgrades to your environment as needed.
  • An easy set-up.  By taking a hybrid approach to your migration, meaning your applications are moved one-by-one, your IT infrastructure grows accordingly to span your entire enterprise while ensuring a successful implementation.
  • A plan that grows with you.  As your business grows, you’ll need a strategy that can grow, too.  You won’t be spending money on unnecessary resources thanks to the cloud’s scalability.  However, you have the ability to expand as your needs grow.
  • A whole lot more time to dedicate to your business!  The time you’ll save working in a cloud environment frees you to focus on your work. You’ll improving operations and responding to needs quickly with the agility offered by cloud computing.

You can stay ahead of your competition in 2017.  Cloud-based solutions enable your team to work from anywhere and still be on the same page, taking advantage of the same technologies that have so far only been available to large businesses.  Work with a partner to develop a strategy, a partner who has your business goals in mind, and make 2017 your most successful year yet.