Cloud-based systems have revolutionised the way small businesses are able to make the best use of their IT systems. Having a cloud system means staff can share data and documents whether they are at home or in the office. With some systems you can also move the shared files so they can be viewed on anything from a mobile to a Mac. The options range from Microsoft Office 365 to Google Docs or a cloud hosting system.
Cloud systems grow with the business. There are no upfront costs, whereas you could expect to pay around £2,000 for a server to be installed, and then of course with a server you have the ongoing maintenance and back up costs. What would happen if your office burned down or flooded? Not a cheerful thought but as we saw last winter, it happens. At least on the cloud your staff could be working from home or in a nearby coffee shop.
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