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6 Ways Small Businesses Can Master the Cloud in 2016

  • 6 Ways Small Businesses Can Master the Cloud in 2016-

    Outsource the Phone System

    Having an expensive phone system in your building, with staff trained to run it, service contracts and other costs is no longer necessary. Small businesses should say goodbye to their own phone system infrastructure services and look to replace them with outsourced services such as Shoretel and RingCentral. These will decrease capital expenditures while providing additional features that are not available in traditional phone systems, sometimes including app integration and/or video conferencing.

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6 Ways Small Businesses Can Master the Cloud in 2016

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  • 6 Ways Small Businesses Can Master the Cloud in 2016-4

    Outsource the Phone System

    Having an expensive phone system in your building, with staff trained to run it, service contracts and other costs is no longer necessary. Small businesses should say goodbye to their own phone system infrastructure services and look to replace them with outsourced services such as Shoretel and RingCentral. These will decrease capital expenditures while providing additional features that are not available in traditional phone systems, sometimes including app integration and/or video conferencing.

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.