Why Startups Should Start with Cloud Computing

When the Department of Defense (DOD) officially moved to cloud computing, that was a sign for other agencies and businesses to follow suit. The benefits of moving to the cloud are endless, but concerns still abound. With movies like “Sex Tape” capitalizing on fears of cloud storage not being very secure, it’s making many people wary about the whole movement. “Nobody understands the cloud,” one character quips in the film’s trailer, and that’s a sentiment shared by many.

How secure “the cloud” is depends entirely on which company you entrust with all of your documents. Just like anything else, some companies are better than others. The reality is that there is indeed a data center that holds your cloud storage (it’s not a magical “cloud” in the sky) and these centers are much more secure than anything you could come up with yourself. They’re often in nearly burglar- and disaster-proof areas. As a startup, it’s the perfect way to get started on the right foot.

Startups and clouds are a perfect match

Unlike massive agencies like the DOD and other big corporations, you don’t have a bunch of transfers to make. Startups aren’t overwhelmed with hard copies or have to re-train hundreds of employees on editing and sharing documents. Oftentimes, startups are populated with young, tech-savvy individuals who are probably already using the cloud. In other words, it’s a natural fit.

If you want to get started with optimal Linux monitoring, responsive design on the company website, and an MO for social media management from the start, there’s no better time to do it than when a startup takes flight. The same goes for cloud storage. Starting down the right path will massively reduce double work in the future.

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Cloud benefits

Choose the right company (check those reviews) and you’ll enjoy better security, more eco-friendliness with limited or no hard copies, and more space in the office when filing cabinets aren’t necessary. Plus, you can offer your employees more telecommuting options if you like (which means less overhead) since they can share, edit and access cloud documents from anywhere as long as Wi-Fi is available. It simply makes sharing easier and limits the possibility that multiple versions of the same document are floating around.

Finally, it’s more cost effective. There are many cloud options which are free up to a certain limit, such as Google Drive, but nearly all of them are more affordable than depending on hard copies. Get “started” right with that startup.

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