Business Application Cloud Hosting – Why You Should Seriously Consider it Now
“It is difficult to envision a business that does not require ongoing IT support, in our digital age,” writes CPA and accounting technologist Jennifer Katrulya in a blog post last year. For this reason she concludes that one of the best IT business values going today is ‘business application cloud hosting.’
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There are so many considerations on how small companies should deploy an IT infrastructure that it is often a daunting task to figure out what is the optimal arrangement for the business. Business application cloud hosting, an aspect of SMB cloud computing, is one of the most rapidly accelerating sectors in the IT arena, and here are 3 reasons why Katrulya believes it’s imperative that your company consider application hosting for its IT requirements.
Katrulya’s 3 Reasons for Business Application Cloud Hosting –
1. Business Cloud Hosting is Very Cost Effective
Unlike with setting it up on your own in-house server, the setup costs of an application hosting array are covered by the cloud hosting company. It is estimated that a host can save you up to 70 percent on the costs of setting up and maintaining your own server. Some reports suggest that organizations waste 80 percent of their IT expenses on necessary maintenance alone.
2. Business Application Cloud Hosting Guarantees Worldwide Access
No matter where you are in the world, whether it is on a business trip on the opposite side of the world or in the main office – application hosting allows you to access your software and data. This is very handy for businesses that spend a lot of time out of the office or which share laptops but require different software that takes up a lot of memory.
3. Application Cloud Hosting Includes Data Backed Up Securely and Automatically
Viruses and data loss are the responsibility of the hosting provider, which is why hosting providers such as Cloud9Real Time take security and backup very seriously. They have the top systems that rival that of the backup and security systems currently used by banks. So if anything does go wrong at your end, you can be safe in the knowledge that your provider will have the backup.
Jennifer L. Katrulya is the president of Business Management Resource Group, LLC (BMRG), an accounting consultancy and mentoring firm that provides services to accounting firms and SMBs. Since its inception in 2004, BMRG has delivered services to 100s of CPA practices and client companies.