Cloud and automation for SMBs: Simple strategies for success

We’ve all heard about the benefits of cloud technologies and automation, but should the estimated thousands of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in Australia and New Zealand with up to 1,000 employees even be considering it?

The truth is that even the smallest businesses can get value from the cloud, to help them:

Bridge skills gaps: Cloud can make light work of email or sales contact management. No IT expertise is needed and you can access expert support on tap.

Improve service quality: Application stability and uptime SLAs are all taken care of by the provider.

Increase security: These days, cloud solutions are often more secure than traditional data centers. They also help you keep malware and cyber attacks out of your network.

Control costs: There’s little to no capital outlay, just predictable monthly operating costs. You can also scale on demand, and pay only for what you use.