As a small business owner, you probably spend quite a bit of time finding ways to maximize limited resources and improve productivity. With just a handful of employees and only 24 hours in a day, you have to be sure every aspect of your business is as efficient and cost-effective as possible. For years, the cloud has been a hot topic within the IT community and more recently has become more mainstream with many worthwhile applications and business solutions being housed in the cloud.
According to Silicon Angle, this year alone businesses in the United States will spend more than $13 billion on cloud computing services. Not surprisingly, 80 percent of cloud adopters saw improvements within six months of moving to the cloud. The cloud has made it possible to be continuously connected to work applications, email and documents. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection or a flexible data plan. Wi-Fi connections can be found at every airport, hotel, Starbucks and even FedEx locations. When all else fails, most smartphones can be turned into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. This means that when half of the sales team is promoting the company at a business function or a tradeshow, the team can still keep up on their emails and other tasks right from their hotel room or the tradeshow floor.
Today, small business owners have numerous options to help their operations run more efficiently and compete with larger companies that have more resources. Click through for five essential cloud tools for small businesses, as identified by Tristan Barnum, CMO of Voxox, the most comprehensive cloud-based, rich communication service for consumers and businesses.
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