How Cloud Computing Can Cut Costs For Your Small Business

Cloud computing is a great way to reduce your operating costs. However it is important to manage the associated risks…

How Cloud Computing Can Cut Costs For Your Small Business.


6 thoughts on “How Cloud Computing Can Cut Costs For Your Small Business

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I agree. There are risks that must be addressed before committing. The first is access.. For example a retail store with on lone stock and trading… what happens when the connection drops? The other big concern is data security where you have no control as to who has access to your data or how secure the storage of that data is.

      1. I currently use an external hard drive as my backup system. I have looked at several online backup storage systems and just cannot commit myself to using it.

      2. I don’t think that cloud computing is not an all or nothing option. For example this blog is hosted and managed over the cloud. I don’t have a backup and am relying on WordPress to work as it is supposed to. If I don’t have access for periods it is not critical. But what about business critical systems which are time critical. These need to be managed in very different ways.

      3. You bring up an excellent point regarding business critical systems. Blocked access to these systems, such as retail inventory systems, would be damaging to a business. I, like you, depend on WordPress to maintain and operate the blogs. I also would not be impacted for a short-term period without my blog. I have also looked at online accounting systems, such as Quickbooks Online, and I am interested in doing that instead of maintaining an IT system on my own.

      4. Thanks. About on line accounting systems, I’m in two minds. Most of the online systems do not have the full functionality but the real question comes down to data security and again how critically is access at all times. Other considerations include things like access to data whilst away from office. I could go on for hours about the pro’s and con’s but ultimately it comes down to individual needs and risk.

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