Adopting Cloud Computing can be Effetive for Startup Companies

April 4, 2013

With the proliferation in recent years of startup companies in the tech sector, there's been an increase in competition. Every new tech firm is looking for a way to get a leg up on the rest of the industry, whether by increasing productivity or cutting costs or an innovative combination of the two.

One way for tech companies to distinguish themselves is by adopting cloud computing. While cloud solutions are useful for virtually any business, they're especially powerful for startups, which need all the help they can get to hit the ground running.

Here's a look at what the cloud can do for startup companies in particular.

Saving money
It's no secret that the cloud has become a major component of a typical company's tech budget. The Manila Standard recently reported Gartner data showing that the cloud and CRM would drive software spending worldwide in 2013 and 2014, with 69 percent of firms planning to expand their budgets. But with the cloud, you can do more with less funding. The cloud offers an easy way to store your company's data without the need to pay for expensive licenses or difficult software training courses. You can take the money you would spend on software and allocate it elsewhere.

Going mobile
Getting a startup off the ground requires working a lot of long hours, which means you'll probably be checking work emails and accessing business documents outside the office on nights and weekends. If you want an easy, convenient way to access your work using a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone, the cloud will surely be a boon to your business. Mobile solutions make it much easier for startups to work efficiently.

Promoting growth
In the early stages of a new company, it can be difficult to add new staff. You need to broaden your focus to add more responsibilities for your personnel, and you also must find the funding to pay new employees. It's not easy, but cloud adoption will help. Because the cloud requires less money and manpower than traditional software solutions, you'll free up additional resources that you can put toward hiring in other departments.

Starting a new business is always a challenge, but technological solutions can certainly ease that burden. Cloud adoption can help any firm, even one in its infancy.