Cloud computing provides small business with the ability to compete on a level playing field with large corporations but many have yet to make the first step, says Node4.
“Smaller companies haven’t fully embraced the full potential of cloud computing despite the fact that the technology can enable them to gain access to leading edge facilities usually reserved for their larger counterparts. According to cloud computing and communications specialists Node4, making the switch from using a capital expenditure model to a pay-as-you-go operational expenditure opens up opportunities to use enterprise grade IT without the hassle of maintenance.” Or the cost.
What’s interesting to me is that most small businesses have not taken advantage of cloud computing. However, they are also not in the area of the market that innovates, and cloud computing is pretty new to the market, and thus scary. I suspect that, as small businesses begin to communicate, more cloud-based resources will be leveraged. Adoption down market is about at the rate of any new technology.