Small business has always been the lifeblood of any economy. But more than ever before, people are taking their careers, and with them their financial futures, into their own hands and deciding to leave the stability of a nine-to-five job and branch out on their own endeavours. Though this is the more ambitious route, we at Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. know that many tasks come with operating a small business. This means that if there are ways to increase efficiency and make the job easier while still maintaining or even improving productivity, then business owners need to seriously take them into consideration.
Implementing cloud hosting is one of the ways that small businesses in the GTA can offset costs and save time. Cloud hosting in Toronto is quickly becoming the go-to method for small businesses, because they recognize that the benefits are real and have a measurable impact on their bottom line.
Time and cost are always major issues for small businesses. Employees usually take on multiple tasks and owners are constantly finding ways to balance their own duties while balancing the books. One aspect of business that we encourage owners to assess is that, in today’s workforce, many employees are able to work remotely. Remote workforces are ideal for cloud hosting in Toronto, and although not having employees physically in the office may seem tricky, we at Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. offer cloud and IT consulting that can teach strategies to make it an easy adjustment.
One word of caution that needs to be addressed, and which has been floated around as a question mark in regards to cloud computing, is its safety merits. Some wonder if cloud software can truly provide secure networks, but the answer is that it depends on the cloud provider. First, you need to analyze your own needs as a company; maybe data security and protection is your priority, or maybe risk management is your main concern. Whatever your focus, you need to ask your cloud provider the right questions and they should be completely transparent with their answers.
We believe people tend to bring up the security concerns surrounding cloud primarily because it is relatively new and growing rapidly. The advantages of cloud computing, particularly for small businesses, are so numerous that we believe it will soon be the standard means of operation within all businesses. The fact that it has a lower impact on hardware, so IT support isn’t as regular and computers last longer, and the fact that cloud software can be accessible anywhere, even offline in some cases, are huge additional benefits in this 24/7 landscape we now live in.
The fact is that cloud hosting in Toronto and the rest of the world is just getting started. So many tools are available in cloud computing to make operations easier for small businesses. From accounting to virtualization, the cloud is fast becoming the present and will soon be the future. Venture Computers of Canada, Inc. is already here and ready to offer our cloud services to help your small business in all the ways we’ve outlined.
Dann, K., “Flexible hours and the cloud: expert advice for small businesses,” The Guardian web site, November 11, 2014; http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2014/nov/11/flexible-working-cloud-advice-small-businesses.