What Does It Take to Move Your Business to the Cloud?
5 Common Cloud Myths Busted
Working in the cloud
Moving your accounting and business applications to the cloud lets you and your employees access them from any place with an internet connection, including your own home, at any time.
Working at home is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity, and the ability to work from home is becoming more important all the time.
But just how difficult is moving your business to the cloud? What does moving to the cloud require? Not very and not much. In fact, it might be easier to discuss what it doesn’t require. Here are some answers to a few common misconceptions about moving to the cloud.
Myth No. 1: Moving to the cloud requires lots of time and effort from business owners.
Not at all. In fact, you can move to the cloud and not even know it happened—until you’re suddenly more productive because you can access your apps securely and in real-time from anywhere. All you and your employees have to do is log out of your applications once and log back in. You’re in the cloud. You don’t do anything else.
Myth No. 2: A bunch of nerds are going to invade my office and disrupt my business.
Nope. Nobody comes to your office. The whole move to the cloud takes place off-site, with professionals moving your data to servers in world-class, secure data centers. (The pros might be nerds, though. No guarantees there.)
Myth No. 3: I’ll have to renegotiate all my software licenses.
Actually, you won’t. Moving to the cloud doesn’t affect your licenses at all. There’s no need to get in touch with your software vendors or anybody else, for that matter—until you let employees know they can work from anywhere, in real time, in an environment that’s much more secure and collaborative than what they had before.
Myth No. 4: Moving to the cloud takes days, maybe weeks.
More like hours. Sometimes even minutes. It’s so quick and seamless that, again, you won’t even know it has happened until you’re able to sign in from different devices in different places, including at home on those days when life keeps you away from the office.
Myth No. 5: All of this has to be expensive.
It’s not. Moving accounting and business applications to the cloud can cost less than $2 per day.
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