The only constant is change, especially when it comes to business. And the pace of change is continually accelerating, whether as a result of major innovations or economical impact.
Technology should not hold your business back from growing. It should help you anticipate, manage and respond quickly to changes. If your current systems and processes do not provide the flexibility necessary to adapt quickly to changing business needs, then it may be time to modernize your infrastructure.
Technology should make business operations easier and enable you to move faster than your competitors. Hybrid cloud solutions have become a popular trend among SMBs specifically because provides them with the flexibility needed to respond and adapt to change while also allowing them to keep some technologies on-site while moving others to the cloud where it makes the most sense for their business.
Three benefits of the cloud solutions for SMBs:
- Scalability. Since many cloud solutions are subscription-based, it is easy to add or remove services as your business grows and changes. Additionally, having a subscription-based solution, allows you to better budget and plan for IT expenses.
- Flexibility. Many cloud solutions are compatible with a wide array of devices, you no longer need to have standardized devices to run the application. This is especially helpful for businesses with a large mobile workforce as it allows them to work on their smart devices from virtually anywhere.
- Customization. There is a plethora of cloud services currently available; and, as more and more organizations turn to the cloud for business needs, the number of solutions available will only increase. This gives business leaders options to fully customize a cloud solution for their needs.
With the right technology platform in place to support business needs, organizations are able to grow and adapt to their environments quickly - staying ahead of their competition. Choosing the right balance of cloud versus on-site solutions can be tricky.
Pinnacle, an Advanced Imaging Solutions company is a Microsoft certified partner in Cloud Productivity solutions. We help businesses with their cloud initiatives by looking at their current technology and processes, as well as their organizational goals and objectives to develop a recommended mix of cloud and on-prem solutions best-suited for their needs.