According to report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) , small to medium-sized companies (SMEs) represent more than 95% of all businesses in OECD countries (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), a very expressive percentage for considering how much they move in the global economy. In Brazil, according to Sebrae , SMEs account for 27% of the Brazilian GDP.

Large providers of cloud solutions, such as Sky.One , have already awakened to this niche in the market, investing in IT solutions suitable for SMEs.

With the support of Technology

In the fight for their space and development in the market, organizations are relying more and more on technological resources. Depending on the size of the company, this investment can often be high, and therefore it is necessary to have a good vision to optimize technological resources and set up cost minimization strategies. It is in this wave that cloud computing solutions – or “cloud computing” – emerge as a solution, mainly for medium-sized companies.

Most medium-sized companies have already joined the use of the cloud, as with a tight budget, investments in private security must be consistent. The SaaS model, “Software as a Service”, is the most adopted, mainly because it does not require initial investment for a proprietary application.

What benefits does the cloud bring to midsize businesses? 

productivity improvement

The cloud makes it possible to access your data from anywhere, at any time and often from any device, without consuming time traveling to the company's premises. The possibility of interacting with your players, with the exchange of information, greatly facilitates the work, corroborating with time savings and operational efficiency.

With the availability of real-time analytics and statistics provided by many cloud-based applications, mid-sized businesses can also act quickly when issues arise or benefit from rapid business analysis based on the available data.

Automation

With the implementation of the cloud, in due course, the team that dedicatedly maintains the company's datacenters is freed up to carry out other functions and develop new skills, since resource management is automatically monitored through specific software for the cloud computing . In this way, control is ensured, allowing administrators to better manage expenses and be more assertive in decision-making.

The cloud also allows organizations to exploit various resources to optimize their business, such as geolocation, enhancing performance for remote users.

business continuity

The important business continuity strategy is enhanced – as a result of cloud load balancing and backup on separate clouds – disaster recovery operations are no longer dependent on expensive servers for storage. Depending on the disaster recovery approach implemented, such as restoring data from one cloud to another, recovery from a backup cloud can be faster and more easily accomplished.

Infrastructure cost savings

Cloud service providers help midsize business IT by providing some of the most expensive security infrastructure for their size without the responsibility of managing and maintaining that layer. The cloud allows the resizing of the use of technological resources, in an intelligent way.

Safe cost savings

The security area requires constant updating, including the professionals who work in it. With the cloud, midsize companies don't have to sacrifice their limited IT budget and employees to invest in a large team and specific skills. The maturity acquired over time with cloud solutions is showing more and more reliability when it comes to data protection or privacy, becoming fully adherent to the security policies of companies.

Cost savings with technological resources

With the cost based on consumed resources, great savings are achieved, as it eliminates the need to purchase hardware and applications that will not be fully used.

Maintenance cost savings

Allows for reduced overhead, management time and impact to business activities when network hardware fails or is damaged. With cloud providers – which use redundant, geographically diverse data centers and direct relationships with multiple internet and telephony providers – if a problem arises with a particular piece of equipment, data and communications services can be easily rerouted without disruption to the service.

Midsize companies need solutions that can put them on a par with large corporations. They also need security to carry out their operations. The cloud can keep you safe, and relying on those who understand the subject represents a strong demonstration of competitive intelligence. Sky.One Sky.One this segment and a strategic partner of AWS for cloud projects, with products and solutions that allow you to have full control of your company, making the most of all the listed benefits of the cloud.

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.