Why Cloud Computing?
The Benefits of Cloud For Small Business Entrepreneurs
The world of IT is changing rapidly and with it comes the advantage of yet another way for entrepreneurs to preserve cash. For small businesses the term “cash is king” is especially relevant. Having the cash flow to finance any growth is extremely important and finding ways to preserve that cash is usually top of mind for most entrepreneurs.
Look at most startup companies and you will rarely see hardware infrastructure costs being forecasted at an amount that reflects what it will eventually truly cost. It’s a common oversight, because when it comes to building a business, the responsibility of managing your data is not something that comes naturally to business leaders and what’s more the thought of paying someone a salary to manage that data seems to be outlandish.
Rather then getting stuck with the capital expense associated with purchasing and managing servers for your data, another cost effective and simple solution now exists for entrepreneurs that need to focus on growth and customer acquisition.
Below are just some of the reasons why entrepreneurs and businesses of all types should look to the cloud for protecting their data and saving on unnecessary capital expenditures.
Elimination of capital costs
Remove the need to invest in servers. Start your business by hosting your data in the cloud. This way you only light up the resources that you need, when you need them.
Economies of scale
Start with only what you need, preserve your cash and incur an operational expense only when your business grows.
With the Cloud, you are only clicks away from adding new IT resources without having to add time to manage the resources. Cloud allows you to trial with new customers in seconds. Set up or tear down trials and access new infrastructure for development programs, all within seconds.
Zero on-site hardware equals less potential issues and fewer people required to manage the infrastructure allowing you to focus on the growth and profitability of your business.
Removing the need for capital costs for computing / servers and the associated infrastructure management resources allows you to invest in other areas of your business such as sales and marketing. Cloud Computing is utility priced. You only pay for the resources you use making your costs truly elastic and with HostedBizz, we do not ask for any long-term commitments.
If any of the reasons highlighted above sound appealing to you, contact Launch Lab directly, through your Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) or contact Cory Mac Donell at 613.454.5810 x 191 ([email protected]) to secure additional cost savings today.
Author: Paul Butcher, President, HostedBizz