An Australian Communications and Media Authority study showed growing popularity among small and medium business to use ‘the cloud’ for emails, sharing files online and accessing online software.
Nearly half of Australian small and medium-sized enterprises had actively used cloud computing services during the six months to May 2013.
A number of positives and negatives were identified from using cloud computing services. The main positives the respondents cited were cloud computing was easier and more convenient to use, the ability to use across multiple platforms, safe backup of data and files if anything happens to the computer network.
A surprising 22 per cent of respondents reported they still do not know enough about cloud computing.
The most popular cloud computing services are web-based email, such as Gmail and Hotmail, sharing files online, accessing online software and backing up data files to the cloud.
With a number of current and impending developments likely to facilitate further growth in the Australian cloud computing market, there are significant implications for the future development of the digital environment, in particular for cloud computing services. These developments include the rollout of the NBN and 4G mobile networks.
The demand by consumers for access to content on any device in any location will increase the cloud computing services.
Could your business be better off by migrating to the cloud?
Cloud accounting offers all the standard accounting services you need to run your business, plus gives you the ability to access your secure accounts from work, home or on the go! OBT has a good understanding of the different cloud accounting services on the market and can advise which one will suit your business.
If you are interested in using a cloud accounting solution give OBT in Gatton a call on 5462 2277 and we will be only too happy to discuss your options.