Using Cloud Capabilities for Competitive Advantage
Cloud computing is an important resource that has gained growing support among small and midsize businesses worldwide. These businesses are attracted to the cost-effective competitive benefits the cloud affords to smaller businesses. By providing access to tools that otherwise would be unavailable to them, cloud computing enables them to become more agile, operate more efficiently, and compete and grow against larger-sized firms.
The cloud provides a way for smaller businesses to overcome several key challenges they face when investing in IT:
• Cloud solutions are easily scaled to meet growth needs.
• They require less upfront investment and can be up and running in a matter of weeks.
• Solutions are maintained and upgraded without the need to hire additional staff.
• They do not require on-premise resources such as space, power, and cooling.