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Benefits of the Cloud for Small Businesses

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Abbey Patterson

AUGUST 2020

 

Small businesses are unique in their operational needs - not quite small enough to be considered an individual person, not quite large enough to qualify as a mass market commercial entity. Yet, small businesses as a whole contribute a significant amount of revenue to our economies. According to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, in 2016 there were 2,065,523 small businesses in Australia employing less than 19 people, accounting for a whopping 97 per cent of all Australian businesses. These small businesses can all benefit from the efficiencies of cloud computing, which allow them to focus on developing or improving their product or service.  

 

Any small business owner will tell you that the day-to-day challenges of running a business are numerous and that they are often tasked with finding solutions for problems that have nothing to do with their core operation. Unless the small business is an IT enterprise, finding a secure file storage system can often be one of those tasks. Cloud computing for small businesses can provide comprehensive solutions and is a great alternative to researching and investing in your own storage servers.  

 

The benefits of cloud computing for small businesses include: 

 

  • Storage: Small businesses can create efficiencies by choosing to work with companies who offer free or low-cost storage options. Many companies, like Notud, offer free storage up to a certain amount of data. 
  • Cost: No need to invest in, maintain, and house large servers. Small businesses often operate on lean margins with the majority of the profits reinvested into building the business.  
  • Backup: Cloud computing for small businesses allows you to backup and access your files remotely. Let the experts worry about securing and backing up your data while you focus on growing your business. 
  • Filesharing: Small businesses benefit from filesharing by keeping all their important files and documents in one place and accessible to members of the organisation without the need to physically all be in the same space together. With flexible working arrangements becoming ever more prevalent in today’s digital world this allows employees of small businesses to remain productive. 

 

Notud was designed with small businesses in mind, and it's why we choose to offer up to 10GB of cloud storage for free. You can be confident that we will securely store your notes and that they will be ready to access from any device when you need them. Let us store, encrypt, backup, and protect the important files and documents that keep your small business moving, so you can get back to what it is you do best.  

 

You can try Notud for free here.


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