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Jan 15, 2013

#5 Small Biz Issue for 2013: Cloud Computing

Over the last 5 business days, we’ve presented issues facing small business in 2013. We’ve discussed sweeping healthcare changes, small business lending, eCommerce solutions, CyberSecurity, and today, we shift our focus to Cloud Computing. Let's begin by examining what's known as Cloud Computing for SMART results. In simple terms, cloud computing allows all of a small business’s critical transactions, as well as one's economic, eCommerce, and website traffic data to be accessible at anytime, anywhere – with the proper application. We use the term SMART to describe cloud computing, as it allows for: S: Sales Increases – less time dealing with administrative matters means more time selling and servicing customers. M: More Control, Less Surprises – key business stats and metrics are available in real time; small businesses can make informed decisions faster and never be out of touch with the most important business data at their fingertips. A: Accelerated Profits – real-time information means better and more profitable decisions. R: Real-time information means key business management data is only seconds away, whenever and wherever the business operator is. T: Technology Enhancements — leads to decreased cost and expense of an IT department — everything is in the Cloud. To experience the full range of benefits of moving your business's on-premise IT to the Cloud, look into a service like the Newtek Advantage, and how small business owners can access all of their real-time business information from any smartphone or tablet.