Whether you’re a single shingle or you have a handful of employees at your accounting firm – determining whether you’re too small for the Cloud depends on your business’ needs, not its size.
As a small business owner – ask yourself:
- How important is it that my users have fast, reliable access to data?
- Would my business suffer from downtime due to a local disaster?
- Do I have traveling or home-based users?
- Do my users share files with co-workers and/or customers?
Regardless of your size, businesses like accounting firms require a high level of data security – another added benefit of moving to the Cloud.
“Aside from the common misperception that you have to be a large company to move to the Cloud – we see other myths revolving around security and cost savings,” said Michael Esposito, COO, A2U.
We took a quick poll from our team and here are the top myths we’re setting out to debunk when it comes to the Cloud.
Myth # 1 It’s expensive.
This is not true. The “pay as you grow model” and monthly fee keeps it affordable for small businesses.
Since it’s hard to determine what your business will need several years down the road, you only have to pay for what you need now. And, you can always make upgrades to keep up with the new demands, as needed.
Myth # 2 It’s less hassle if I just take care of IT fixes myself.
Are you sure? The continual investment of keeping your software and licenses up-to-date, maintaining regular security and performing required backups can be time consuming and cost your business valuable resources.
“I don’t have to worry about backing up my data like in the old days. More than once, I’ve lost files and A2U has retrieved them. With the Cloud, clients can also be on your ‘server’ to have access to just their files (I have two right now who access QuickBooks). It’s great – I couldn’t run my practice as efficiently without the Desktop as a Service offered by A2U,” Jeff Schneider, EA, CTRS, NTPI Fellow.
Myth # 3 Everything is just fine. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Today things might seem to run smoothly, but eventually parts of your IT systems will start to weaken. First, your email might slow down or programs start to lag due to a lack of storage space. Perhaps after a while, you see an increase in remote workers at your business and then it becomes a challenge to keep up with the VPN demand.
When you start to notice gaps in your infrastructure you can pick and choose a cloud solution that fills that gap with Product as a Service (PaaS). PaaS is a pick-and-mix solution that offers greater capabilities and flexibility at a much smaller cost.
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