In the world of computing and telecommunications, each X time new trends or technologies appear.Over the years, only those who really are useful for businesses remain and stand out.In this article, we discuss the trend of migration toCloud, a trend that has proved really useful forSMEs, highlighting 5 Advantages:
Technology available to SMEs: Until the advent ofCloud, SMEs had a clear disadvantage to large companies in terms of technology (capacity, performance, functionality, etc) because Ijust could not invest a lot of money –edge technologies.And not only direct monetary issues, personnel issues also technology, while a large company can have its IT department and therefore have personnel specialized in new technologies,SMEssimply can not.With theCloudthis whole picture changes:
Financially pay per use model is imposed: access to the best and most advanced technology and paying only for those resources that are used, allowing usage models based on growth itself, without any obligation.To give an example: pay monthly for a serverVPSonly when used, versus, buy (immobilize capital) on a server that is sometimes used, sometimes not, etc.
A level staff, occursoutsourcingindirect IT staff that benefitsSMEs: provider staff nowCloudworks indirectly for the company, and again, all on pay per use.To continue with the example: the providerCloudensure the proper functioning of our serverVPS, but who is responsible forthe proper functioning of the office server?
Focus on business: SolutionsCloudoffer ease of use, restraint in spending, curve simple and short learning all this allows us tofocus its efforts on its organic business, and not having to learn how toimplement a technology, use, keeping, etc.All the effort that release solutionsCloud, is a company effort that can bereused in other business areas that generate money (sales, marketing, support, etc.).Following the example serverVPS: no longer you need toworry about repairing the server hard disk, to renew the maintenance contract with the mark of our server, etc.Again ,the supplier will beCloudresponsible for ensuring that our serverVPSruns on infrastructure in optimum condition.
Indirect adoption of new technologies: When comparing anSMEwith a large company, itseems that all are advantages for big business, but not always: aSMEusually an agile enterprise, without bureaucracy, without major procedures or manuals, much more open to change and able to reinvent themselves more easily.When adopting new technologies,you can take advantage of this flexibility to adopt technologies such asCloud, technologies capable of generating short –term profits with little effort.For example, you can try to launch a serverVPSLinux, orWindows 2012 R2, try a solution, whether it is useful or not, and all in amatter of minutes without compromising capital or take risks.
Key change in the business model: The Anglo –Saxons have defined as the change CAPEX / OPEX.It is a total change in the way SMEs relates to new technologies, from the financial field to thefield of human resources.Tele-work, access to new suppliers, solutions, pay per use, ease … .it leave a world where technologies and suppliers were a “work” more, to enter a world where technologies and suppliers are a “facilitator” more .
Cost savings: ServicesCloudare really affordable.Not only for its payment for use, too.It also allowSMEsto adopt models of pay as growth / needs.It also eliminates barriers initial investment to adopt new technologies, allows access to new suppliers and therefore more options totake advantage of competition.Allows forget, at least in relation to solutionsCloud, loans,leasing, amortization, etc.
The question now is: Is yourSMEprepared to benefit from the solutionsCloud?.InYour Virtual CPDwe can help your company to adopt these new solutions.According to leading market research companies, the trend in Spain is here.Moreover, governments offer incentives for the adoption of these new technologies, through various aid programs.Having an expert inCloudat his side, it is synonymous with success inadopting these new solutions.