Custom Cloud Computing Solutions for Your Small Business
Although cloud-based computing solutions have been a part of the business landscape since the early 2000s, many smaller businesses have continued to try and make do without it. In an ever-evolving economic climate, the inability to have access to these types of tools can put smaller businesses at a huge disadvantage compared to their larger competitors.
At Five Nines Consulting in New York City, it is our singular goal to provide small- and medium-sized businesses with the same quality of IT solutions that big companies have access to, and provide it in such a way that it’s financially possible and sustainable. In this two-part article, we’d like to explain just a few of the ways that cloud-based computing solutions can help your business thrive, even in strange and uncertain economic times like the current one we find ourselves occupying.
Big-Budget Protection at a Small Business Price
The biggest hurdle for most small businesses seeking enhanced IT solutions, including cloud services, is cut and dry — the cost. Most small businesses can’t afford to hire an in-house IT team. Here’s the good news — Five Nines Consulting’s mission is to accommodate these very businesses. We can provide the same caliber of IT services that large companies have access to without having to be on your payroll, and at a fraction of the cost. Five Nines is also able to custom-create your cloud solution, which means that you don’t have to pay for a bunch of features that your business has no need for. Your solution will be handcrafted, so to speak, for your unique business needs. This will save you money overall, and make your return on investment all the more apparent.
Some businesses are apprehensive in general to adopt cloud-based services for security concerns. That apprehension is understandable — after all, it means that files, programs, and other company data won’t be stored on-site, but rather digitally. How can you be certain that your company data is secure? Thankfully, there are actually several reasons that should instill confidence in cloud-based solutions.
First of all, as providers of your company’s cloud systems, the majority of our focus will be monitoring security. Additionally, since our clients are small and medium-sized businesses, it’s easier to narrow our focus and detect problems early.
As far as concerns of external data theft occurring, you may actually be surprised to find that the majority of data theft instances occur internally by employees, not externally by cyber thieves. In fact, based on a study of small businesses, 94% saw an improvement in their security confidence after switching to cloud services, and almost as many found it easier to comply with government requirements. Our encryption measures make it so that it’s much easier to control who has access to what data, and much more difficult for your important data to fall into the wrong hands.
As a small business owner, you shouldn’t have to add IT security measures to your plate of responsibilities. You should be able to focus on your role as a business owner, developing relationships with customers, and managing the day-to-day operations of your company. You probably didn’t start your business with the intention of being your own full-time IT squad. Using a service like Five Nines Consulting to handle your IT solutions will provide you with the flexibility you need to direct your energies where they’re most effective.
Cloud computing is a godsend in the age of mobility and the remote workforce. When facing large-scale setbacks, like a worldwide pandemic, for example, more workforces have been switching to working remotely. Cloud services allow employees to have access to company data via smartphones and devices no matter where they are, ensuring that everyone stays on the same page. With cloud computing, information is accessible to all networked individuals no matter where they are.
Cloud services offer another invaluable asset — unprecedented analytics and insights. With cloud solutions, a bird’s eye view of company data is available to you, providing vast amounts of actionable data, allowing for increased efficiency and the ability to adjust your business strategies in real-time.
Unbeatable Cloud Security in NYC
Cloud computing in New York City offers unbeatable scalability, speed, and security. The key is to have an IT team that can do it right. Offering more than 20 years of experience with IT services, Five Nines Consulting has the skill to create customized cloud solutions that are tailor-made for you and your business. To schedule an assessment of your business needs, or to ask any questions regarding the IT services that we offer, contact us today! We’d also like to invite you to continue reading in Part 2 of this exploration of the benefits of cloud-based solutions.