One of the advantages of cloud computing is that all businesses can benefit from the cost savings that come from the need to maintain one central application rather than hundreds of thousands of copies. This means that medium and even small businesses can have affordable access to solutions that were once the preserve of large business. Solutions such as ERP, Accounting, CRM, Salesforce management, Document management and Email hosting can transform the ways in which businesses work.
With cloud solutions also bringing added data security and lower costs it is no wonder that whilst ordinary IT applications are predicted to grow by around 5% a year over the next five years, spending on cloud services is expected to grow by more than 25% per year over the same period. The added bonus of cloud solutions is that instead of heavy upfront costs, you pay through low-cost subscriptions referred to as SaaS. (Software as a Service)