The small business sector has been forever changed by the rapid and consistent proliferation of new technology, as well as the mass-globalization of economic markets. Cloud computing has stood as one of the more important enablers of IT modernization, especially for small and medium-sized businesses that need affordable, flexible and intuitive solutions to tackle their operational needs.
First, Software-as-a-Service became a highly common deployment for simple functions such as email, data storage and file transfers. Now, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service markets are experiencing exponential growth because of the need for full interoperability and completely modernized IT frameworks.
Why is the cloud necessary?
It is clear that the cloud computing market will continue to grow at a rapid pace, with Gartner predicting that the technology will account for the majority of new IT expenditures by 2016. However, SMBs might wonder why these solutions have become so popular, and here are the top three catalysts driving deployments in the modern market:
As many SMBs will not have large IT departments or the organizational know-how to run a tight and efficient cloud computing strategy, the use of managed service providers is often recommended. With an MSP, business leaders will be able to focus on everyday operational needs and leave the requirements of cloud computing maintenance to the professionals.