Cloud Computing – Why Cloud Computing Is Catching Up Among SMEs?

The advent of cloud computing has ushered in a new dawn of opportunities for the SMEs and the MSMEs. Cloud computing, basically works on the principle that users will only pay for the computing they use, instead of maintaining all the computing needs and resources themselves. This is a huge opportunity for the small enterprises that do not have the resources and the man-power to set up and manage an in-house IT infrastructure.

Cloud Computing facilitates the users to scale up or down their IT needs as per their requirements. It offers the flexibility to depend on the cloud as much as little as they want, whether for infrastructure, an operating system, storage or applications. It won’t be wrong to say that such services make SMEs and MSMEs agile and helps them evolve.

Advantages to SME Industries by embracing’ this new technology

– Concentrate on Core Business
– No Capital Investment in IT
– Information at finger Tips
– One Stop Solution for all IT needs
– Low Cost
– Anywhere, Anytime Access
– Data Protection as per ISO 27000 Standards
– Improved Efficiency
– Increased Profitability
– Stay in touch with latest Technologies
– Upgradation without any hassle
– Stringent SLA with Service Provider

The technology ensures safety of the data, which is a significant boon, given that safeguarding of the data becomes an expensive affair for the SMEs. However, most enterprises shy away from hiring companies to safeguard their data. Such companies need to keep their apprehensions at bay, if they wish to focus on other crucial aspects of their business. The best way to deal with this issue is to outsource data to data centers that adhere to international standards such as ISO 27000.

The USP of this new-age service is that it offers all kinds of services like ERP, Business Intelligence, Document Management System, Storage on Demand, Microsoft Exchange / Sharepoint, Unified Communication, Disaster Recovery and Co-location to name a few. Software as a Service (SaaS) is another irresistible feature that data centers offer through cloud computing.

Following globalization, technology has been complementing and triggering the growth of SMEs and MSMEs in India. In fact it is being reported that India’s cloud computing market will be worth $1 billion in the next five years from nearly $110 million currently. Software-as-a-service (SaaS), a part of the cloud computing market, will touch a whopping $650 million in revenues by 2015. The acceleration in adoption of cloud computing and cloud services has encouraged companies to make the most of the growing opportunities.

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