The main goal of Small & Medium Businesses (SMBs) is to always improve their business operation in the most cost effective way possible. But the newer technologies are usually out of reach for these companies due to financial and staff constraints. Cloud based solutions has changed this notion dramatically. Cloud has made the various applications cost effective and reliable
Recent studies have shown that could technologies are helping small businesses not only in making servers more dependable but helping them to prepare for disaster.
According to 2012 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey by Symantec Corp, the adoption of technologies like cloud computing, virtualization and mobility is assisting companies to improve their ability to recover from a disaster.
The survey found that more than 40 percent of SMBs are deploying public cloud in their operation while 43 percent using private clouds. Also these businesses are using mobiles and tablets for official purposes.
“Today’s SMBs are in a unique position to embrace new technologies that not only provide a competitive edge, but also allow them to improve their ability to recover from a disaster while protecting the information that their businesses depend on,” said Steve of worldwide marketing for SMB and Cloud at Symantec Corp. “SMBs cannot afford lengthy downtime so the ability to quickly recover from a disaster is critical. Technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility, combined with a sound plan and comprehensive security and data protection solutions, enable SMBs to better prepare for and quickly recover from potential disasters such as floods or fires, as well as lost or stolen mobile devices and laptops.”
Mobile processing has made various business processes a breeze. This technology saves business costs in case of disasters or if there is a break in the application as well.