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Many people who are considering adding a cloud computing feature to their business plan are worried about costs. The truth is, when any business adds a new software or hardware component, it can be very expensive. The cloud is designed to reduce costs overall, but many still worry that the cost of implementing a system will far outweigh any cost saving benefits. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, developing a cloud system for your small or large business will provide you with several different types of financial savings, improving your bottom line.
First, once a cloud computing system is up and running, it is unnecessary to purchase multiple copies of software for use on each computer in your network. Every employee will be able to access the needed programs and systems through the cloud. This can result in considerable savings.
Second, maintenance on said system is far simpler. Remember that all of your major systems, programs, and data will reside in an off-site data center. Because of this, basic maintenance is performed only in the data center. For example, if your IT department wants to run an update to your anti-viral software, it will no longer be necessary to send emails out to all employees with detailed instructions. Instead, the update will be performed at the data center—much faster and far more cost effective.
Finally, because cloud computing takes telecommunications to a new level, many businesses are seeing an increase in off-site productivity, which can result in substantial savings.