BNMC Blog

Tip of the Week: Build Your Business’ Cloud

Tip of the Week: Build Your Business’ Cloud

Many businesses have already used the cloud to great success, but others might not even know where to start. The thing is, the cloud has so many features and potential solutions that organizations who don’t know where to start might be overwhelmed by the possibilities. Today, we’ll look at some specific benefits offered by cloud-hosted solutions and services.

Cloud Benefits

Most applications that your business could use will have a cloud option, but rather than purchasing the solution outright, you’re buying them “as a service.” What this means is that you get full access to the application, as well as hosting, access control, and security options for protecting the data, all without having to manage or maintain the systems; you just have to pay a monthly rate that can easily fit into any budget.

The traditional method of software acquisition involved purchasing licenses on an annual basis, but this prevented organizations from purchasing software in the short term. By purchasing software as a service, businesses have more freedom to try new services. Additionally, software as a service is more mobile than traditional methods of accessing solutions, as they can be used by anyone on an Internet connection. This makes it particularly useful for project management and collaboration.

How to Pick Your Cloud Services

You know what services your organization offers, so naturally, you want to select cloud-based services based on what your business needs. This could be anything from services that help you manage workflow, customer relations, marketing, productivity, and support. The biggest pain point to consider for all of these is the annual cost of such a service, and how it affects your budget. Are there other opportunities for your organization to improve operations? Are they lacking any tools? Any non-legacy software solution can be deployed through the cloud, so addressing your needs becomes easier in general if you know what to look for.

The Cloud for Management

You can centralize your management through certain Customer Relationship Management software, giving your organization more control over how it manages its customer relationships, including the management of tasks, interactions, and contacts. Professional Services Automation and Enterprise Resource Planning include CRM software to provide organizations with resources to run an entire business, from the procurement stage to distribution.

The Cloud for Productivity

Businesses that utilize the cloud for productivity have ways to provide scalable resources to end users in a way that gives greater control over software costs. Every organization needs a spreadsheet program, word processor, and presentation software. Cloud-hosted solutions give businesses greater control over these kinds of solutions. There might be other industry-specific software applications that are used exclusively by organizations like yours. If there isn’t a solution out there that does what you want it to, you can purchase server space and host the application on your own cloud platform--or, better yet, get a managed IT provider to handle this responsibility for you.

Security

Some organizations use the cloud for security to keep unwanted intruders and malware off of their network. Most businesses take advantage of local network protection, but subscribing to security services through the cloud gives you access to more dynamic solutions as a whole that are needed to guarantee systems remain safe and secure.

Communications

The cloud is exceptionally helpful for communication solutions. Companies are making the jump to Internet-based phone systems, cloud-hosted email, and collaboration platforms that allow for work to get done across departments.

Does your company need more cloud-based resources? We can help. To learn more, reach out to BNMC’s IT professionals at 978-482-2020.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, April 20 2019

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Cloud Email Privacy Business Computing Hackers Business User Tips Malware Productivity Microsoft Network Security Google Tech Term Software Computer Hosted Solutions Communication Internet IT Services Efficiency Mobile Devices Ransomware Data IT Support Smartphone Small Business Android Workplace Tips Backup Hardware Innovation Cloud Computing Saving Money Data Recovery Business Continuity Managed IT Services Data Backup Data Management Users Windows 10 Microsoft Office Managed IT Services Windows Browser Internet of Things Vulnerability Cybersecurity App Office 365 Business Management Windows 10 Passwords Productivity Outsourced IT Server Word Phishing Remote Monitoring Upgrade Mobile Device Social Media communications Artificial Intelligence Gmail Disaster Recovery Encryption Network Smartphones Chrome Facebook Save Money Information Employer-Employee Relationship Analytics Website Applications BYOD Infrastructure Money VoIP IT Support Managed Service Tip of the week Managed Service Provider Robot Antivirus Google Drive Content Filtering Bandwidth Automation YouTube Miscellaneous Virtual Reality Apple Risk Management Access Control IT Management Paperless Office Router Office Tips Government Hacker Data storage Company Culture Big Data Employee-Employer Relationship Display Maintenance Settings Development Document Management Scam Chromebook Hosted Solution Administration Mouse Wireless Solid State Drive Networking End of Support HIPAA Hard Disk Drive VPN Mobile Security Education Storage Data Security Business Technology SaaS Printing Server Management Virtual Private Network Touchscreen Business Intelligence Holiday Quick Tips Computers Virtualization Laptop Data loss The Internet of Things Unified Threat Management Tablet Telephone Systems Retail Alert desktop Downtime Outlook Spam Computing Managing Stress Operating System Firewall WiFi Two-factor Authentication LiFi Vendor Management Avoiding Downtime Monitors Gadgets Specifications Nanotechnology Spyware Typing Humor Customer Relationship Management Wearable Technology Network upgrade Uninterrupted Power Supply Information Technology Mobility Motherboard Cables Computer Care IBM Best Practice Alerts USB File Sharing Current Events Co-Managed IT Heating/Cooling Multi-Factor Security Social Engineering Software as a Service Break Fix Websites Fraud Cost Management Onboarding Time Management Printer Halloween Identity Continuity Search Black Friday Screen Reader Charging Identity Theft Cryptocurrency Slack Smart Office Apps Print Toner Wires Training Corporate Profile Google Docs Messaging Emergency Licensing Dongle IT solutions Going Green Content Servers Google Calendar Safety Entertainment Dark Web Assessment Automobile Hacks Digital Signage Network Management Remote Computing Scary Stories Solar G Suite Cyber Monday Smart Tech Bitcoin Monitoring Network Congestion Running Cable Work Dell Google Wallet Shortcuts Buisness Voice over Internet Protocol WannaCry Business Growth Employee-Employer Relationships Cooperation Service Level Agreement Cabling Streaming Legislation Legal iOS Microsoft Excel Wi-Fi Virtual Desktop Hotspot Internet Exlporer Google Maps Password Troubleshooting SharePoint Writing Sports Compliance Security Cameras Managed IT Smart Technology Connectivity Windows 8 Spying Techology IT Technicians Optimization Unified Communications Drones Modem FinTech Analysis How To Lenovo Dark Data Update Staff Leominster Human Error Statistics Deep Learning Scalability Mail Merge Blockchain Language Value Mobile Device Management Downloads Regulations Managed Services Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service Politics IoT Digital Payment VoIP Unified Threat Management Mirgation Recycling Cookies MSP Digital Alt Codes Firefox Superfish Customer Service Cybercrime Augmented Reality K-12 Schools Disaster Device Bluetooth Comparison Social Networking Bring Your Own Device Migration Address Permissions Computing Infrastructure Professional Services Collaboration LED Office Samsung Marketing Budget Laptops Patch Management Managed IT Service Tech Support Star Wars Social PowerPoint User Error Chatbots eWaste Law Enforcement Webcam Windows 7 Electronic Medical Records Notifications Physical Security Error Twitter Upgrades Gadget Emoji Point of Sale Ben McDonald shares BDR Travel Crowdsourcing Personal Information Botnet 3D Printing Regulation Supercomputer CrashOverride Cortana Staffing Motion Sickness Taxes Machine Learning Administrator Processors Unsupported Software IT Budget Web Server what was your? GPS Students IT Consultant Computer Repair Relocation Printers Mobile Data Cameras How To Work/Life Balance Tracking Recovery Meetings Cleaning Health Private Cloud Mobile Computing Black Market CCTV

What Our Clients Say

  • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3