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The Digital Business Kit for Retailers

Learning Outcomes

Retailers will understand how Cloud based services can address issues related to their businesses and help them achieve business goals. [printfriendly]

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What are the top motivations for companies to use the Cloud?

Every company is different and will benefit from the Cloud differently. However, there are a few benefits that are common throughout all industries and company types. They include:

Data safety: Data safety is a critical issue in the decision to move to the Cloud. Common questions would include:

  1. How safe is your data now?
  2. Do you back up daily?
  3. Is your data stored in a “hacker proof “environment?
  4. Is your server in the “right” country for legal purposes?

It is far more likely that a local server will be compromised by environmental ( flood/fire/theft/crash, etc.) than a Cloud server.

Resources Links: click here to view articles and website pages specific to data safety.

Data access: Your data is your lifeline.

It could be sales, customer contacts, documents, reports and presentations. You work hard to make them and you need access to them for decisions and other business actions. Being in the Cloud makes your data available to you 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

IT resources: Need IT resources?

Cloud services often include the IT you need to set up and manage your new systems. A common barrier to expanding business functionality is lack of IT resources. The Cloud solution removes the need for new servers, maintenance, program updates and more. Cloud solutions are generally designed to remove these pressures from the client’s business. This means you can focus on your business growth and operation instead of becoming an IT company.

Save money: Saving money is a key motivation for using the Cloud. Cloud programs can save you money in utilities like phone systems, on travel by meeting online, reduced staff hours required for specific tasks and more.