How the Cloud Gives You an Edge

If you’re in charge of a small to medium-sized business, you know better than anyone that the market can be a dangerous place. Multinational corporations are expanding constantly, pushing into new markets and making life difficult for smaller operations like yours. There’s just no way you can match the incredible supply chains and logistical expertise of your larger competition.

You do have certain advantages, however; your knowledge of the local market is unmatched, and you have the time and dedication to make sure your customer service is deliberate and effective. Still, your business needs to find an edge if it hopes to gain a real advantage over the competition. When properly utilized, the cloud does just that. Here are just a few of the ways the cloud can help you get ahead:

Extend the Boundaries of Your Business

Even if you take your work home with you at the end of the day, a business without the cloud is still fairly tethered to its brick and mortar office. That’s where your computers, your files, and your essential operations live.

When you migrate your business’s data to the cloud, it becomes accessible anywhere, on any device, assuming you have the necessary login information. This has incredible implications for your business; you can allow employees to work from home on a limited basis, and you’ll always be able to access essential information at a moment’s notice should a crisis arrive. You’ll also be able to give more flexible holiday hours and more easily integrate remote employees. Adopting the cloud doesn’t just make your office more powerful; it completely removes the walls around your business.

Scalability Makes Powerful Tech Affordable

One of the greatest features of the rise of managed services is the fact that tech solutions are more scalable than ever, meaning that they can be sized up or down easily and affordably to fit the needs of your business. This holds true for the cloud as well. Your business might not need a massive multi-cloud setup like the Fortune 500 company you’re competing against, but with scalable solutions you don’t necessarily spend more money if you don’t buy in bulk. The cloud’s infrastructure already exists; you just need to access it.

You only need to pay for as much cloud storage as you’ll actually use. This is fundamentally different from so many other goods and services, where upgrading to a new level of service results in waste for all parties. With cloud services, you’ll be able to access all the same technology that gives your competition so much firepower, but it’ll fit your budget.

Cloud Services with PRO OnCall

At PRO OnCall, cloud services are just one of our various managed service solutions. When you work with PRO OnCall, you can expect professional and up-to-date knowledge from every member of our team, and effective solutions that keep you functioning at peak efficiency. If you’re curious about cloud solutions or any of our other IT offerings, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can’t wait to see what’s possible for your business.