The digital revolution is seriously altering the landscape modern businesses exist within. It would seem that any failure to move with the times and jump on the bandwagon could have a severely negative impact on your potential turnover, which is why I’m taking some time out today to fill you all in on the benefits of cloud computing and accounting. Don’t worry if you’ve never read much about the concept before, I’ll try to keep things as simple as possible, and we move through the next few paragraphs.

Your Business Should Seriously Consider Cloud Computing

Having started my own business in 2011, I was lucky enough to get on board with cloud based computing from the very beginning, and although it did take some time to iron out a few minor issues, my firm now relies completely on this method of working and keeping accounts. Frankly, I believe that anyone who disagrees must misunderstand the technique, and so if you fall into this category, start paying attention now, and I’ll do my best to change your mind.

It’s Incredibly Secure

Contrary to popular belief, most cloud services have a much higher level of security than the computers sat in your office. This means your information is more likely to be infiltrated by hackers now than it ever would be in the cloud. I won’t bother explaining how cloud security works because there are thousands of other articles online that do just that. All you really need to know is that your information will not be compromised.

It’s Completely Mobile

As your information and accounts will be stored on a cloud service, you’ll be able to access them from almost any location on the planet. This means there’s no longer a need to carry bulky laptops or book a session at the local library when on holiday to check on how things are going. With a small tablet device (or even a decent smartphone) you’ll be able to access every single file on your system.

It’s Very Reliable

Let’s presume you’ve stored all your company’s tax information on computers in your office. Will they still be around if an accident occurs and you lose the computers? No, they wont. However, if you put them in the cloud, you’re guaranteed to keep them safe even when unforeseen events present themselves. Of course, you should remember that using specialist firms to prepare your tax returns is usually the best option, and sending them all the information they need straight from the cloud is considerably easier than emailing it over or sending it in the post.

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It Will Give You A Competitive Edge

By opting to used cloud based computing and accounting whilst all your competitors are still using stone-age techniques, you could obtain significant advantages. In a recent article in The Guardian newspaper, one CEO claimed his company saved over two days worth of manual labour each month through using cloud-based accounting software; time that they now spend working on new and innovative ideas.

Well my friends, I hope you now have a better idea of what opportunities await you in the cloud, and you’ll be more inclined to make the move sooner rather than later. I wish you the best of luck, not that you’re going to need it.

Catch you soon!