Why Are SMEs Heading Towards Cloud Computing?

Punit Thakkar, Director & CEO, Shivaami Cloud Services
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Punit Thakkar, Director & CEO, Shivaami Cloud Services
Headquartered in Mumbai, Shivaami Cloud Services enables the businesses to embrace Cloud technology to its fullest potential and achieve real results from varied applications and platforms. It has a clientele of 4,000 businesses and is also a Google For Work premier partner in India.

Cloud computing provides better business performance with portability, flexibility, efficiency, disaster recovery, security and productivity. Today 'cloud' is redefining the way small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) do business. Cloud platforms allow SMEs to be more competitive, agile and productive, thus increasing their profitability and enabling faster business growth. According to Gartner, "The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2018, at least 30 percent service-centric companies will move a majority of their ERP applications to the cloud".

Cloud acts as a game changer, particularly for small and medium businesses, by offering scalable infrastructure and 'on-demand' services. Companies with smaller IT teams often find it difficult to keep their IT infrastructure updated with frequent upgrades and continuous addition of new features and capabilities. With the help of cloud, they can easily manage complexities, work smarter and utilize their resources in a much more effective way. Cloud service providers not only provide you access to the latest technologies, but also extend support in terms of regular upgrades and maintenance, thereby reducing your day-to-day operational challenges.

Cloud computing has created a revolution of sorts among different types of businesses, from new age tech start-ups to retail and e-commerce companies, or even traditional businesses that want to scale up quickly.

The key advantages SMEs can get by adopting cloud computing are:

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