Small businesses are seeing an increase in four technology trends that are expected to have a big impact. Among the four is cloud computing, along with security, mobility and IT services.
There seem to be two categories of companies emerging when it comes to cloud services. Companies that adopted cloud services, and those that build their business models around cloud-based services, also know as “cloud natives.” If your business is considering adopting a cloud service, such as WebDocs, you aren’t alone: “A study by Intuit and Emergent Research found that 37 percent of SMBs in the United States already use the cloud in their operations, a number that will jump to 78 percent over the next four years” (Alan Joch, BizTech).
Cloud-based services may be more cost-efficient and keep your organizations ahead of technology trends as well. Perhaps you notice some employees are spending too much time looking for a document, returning valuable information to a customer or too many people are involved in one project to get it completed effectively. Cloud-based services can help with these areas. “Driving these growth rates are cloud benefits such as reduced upfront investments in hardware and software. Quick access to application updates and new capabilities that help them serve customers better and contribute to market growth is another available payoff” (Laurie McCabe, SMB Group).
Find out more about trending technology for small business in this article from Biz Tech: Small Businesses Must Heed Cloud, Security, Mobility and IT Services Trends in 2016. Not only does it provide the point provided in this post but explains how “small firms can stand shoulder to shoulder with their biggest competitors to deliver the products and services customers want most,” staying on trend with technology.