Taking Small And Medium Scale Ventures To The Cloud: Any Benefits?

Taking Small And Medium Scale Ventures To The Cloud: Any Benefits?

The buzz about cloud computing is mostly associated with large organizations, probably because cloud computing is still in the formative stages. Mostly, it is the service providers in the focal point, with the scrutiny tricking down to the users as time goes by.  Again, most small and medium scale businesses have not quite found the cloud computing services a strategic imperative. However, that’s about to change, just incase it has not.

So, do small and medium scale ventures and other companies in the primary stages stand to benefit from subscribing to cloud computing services? Is virtualization of networks and computing platforms suited for small scale businesses? These questions linger in the minds of service providers, owing to the fact that the bulk of the customers are bound to originate from this category of organizations. The scale pyramid tapers at the top, making it definite that in any situation, small scale businesses outnumber the large companies and multinationals.

Cost cutting and revenue enhancement

Cost advantages are the most prominent when it comes to cloud computing. Every organization is focused on cost cutting, considering that resources are scarce and the competition steepens with each passing day. Most small scale businesses have found it costly to maintain hardware and software platforms on-site due to the required commitments. However, the opportunity to access such facilities on a periodic and lease arrangement eases the costs. Since maintenance is relinquished to the service providers, it becomes more affordable to handle such demands.

Ease of upgrades

Upgrades to IT components are hard to keep up with. The flexibility with which technology changes makes it impossible for small scale businesses to keep up, thereby eliminating their opportunity to compete with multinationals who maintain up to date systems. Scalability also makes it easy for the required services to be accessed, making it easy to pay according to the needs.

Availability

Access to clouds is only possible through online presence. The availability of the hardware and software components on the cloud makes it easy for individuals to access the information from any location across the globe. In addition to enhancing the productivity of employees, this will enhance the ability of the organizations to partner with like-minded organizations across the globe and tap into the benefits of outsourcing. Ultimately, specialization will be possible since services of multiple partners and contractors can be sought simultaneously.

Although large organizations have already realized the benefits of cloud computing, it is important not to forget the part played by the small scale businesses. The production cycle is composed of inputs, most of which originate from these individuals. As the large scale organizations move to the next phase in technological advancement, it is imperative to ensure that the benefits trickle down the chain.

By Rick Watson

Watson

Rick has been involved in computer technology for the last 17 years as a consultant to a number of Fortune 500 corporations. He is an avid reader of Sci-Fi books and is a big fan of collecting and restoring old sports cars.

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