6 Ways Small Businesses Can Master the Cloud in 2016

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Increase Internet Bandwidth

As more devices connect to services outside of the office, small businesses must increase Internet bandwidth. When making a budget for 2016, companies must consider purchasing extra Internet connections, even if they are not from the same provider. There are many prosumer-class Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as higher speed cable and fiber providers that can provide inexpensive connections for businesses. By having the right types of firewalls in place, small businesses can bond different Internet connections together to get more performance— allowing them to care less about the class of service and get faster connections for less money.

In today's fast-paced mobile world, more and more small businesses are taking advantage of the cloud. A 2014 survey report shows that use of mobile apps by small businesses increased 65 percent in the previous two years, and over half of the small businesses surveyed use mobile apps.

The reliance on apps naturally translates into increasingly cloud-based workflows for small businesses. This transition isn't without its pain points, however. Unexpected factors such as broken workflows, the cost of infrastructure, and the need for security can create problems, and can contribute to chaos in the IT environment, if not managed correctly. What is a small business with limited resources to do?

In this slideshow, Charles Edge, product manager of Bushel, provides the top six resolutions small businesses should consider for 2016 to help them rein in control over their cloud environment.

Charles Edge is Product Manager at JAMF Software, where he leads Bushel – a mobile device management (MDM) solution designed for small organizations and users with limited IT experience. He holds nearly 20 years experience as a developer, administrator and CTO, and is passionate about helping everyday users manage and make the most of their mobile devices.

 

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