PKF Carr & Stanton, Hastings, New Zealand
19 Jan 2016
Many business applications are now available in the cloud which means they’re accessible online 24/7 as long as you have an internet connection. This is great if you travel extensively or are running an online business, because:
To make the cloud work for your online business, think about the types of application you’ll need. For example:
There may be others, depending on your type of business. Do your research and find cloud applications that work well for you. Ideally they should all ‘talk’ to each other, so you can access everything from within one application. One of the biggest growth areas in cloud applications has been in accounting software with brands like Xero and MYOB promoted extensively and we believe that there are some real benefits for business owners in using these tools which include:
Security?You might be concerned about a cloud service provider storing your data. But the cloud is one of the most secure ways to store information. For example, using cloud software, if your laptop is stolen, no one can access your data unless they have a login to the online account. With cloud software, this is where the data lives – as opposed to on your hard drive. In the event of a natural disaster or fire, being in the cloud means business productivity doesn’t need to be affected because there’s no downtime. All of your information is safely and securely stored off site. As long as you have access to any computer or mobile device connected to the internet, you’re back up and running.
In addition to this, if you invite users to view your data, you can control the level of access. This is much more secure than the old-fashioned way of emailing your files or sending out a USB stick with your data on it. Cloud-based software companies ensure that the security and privacy of data about you and your organisation is always airtight. If you use online banking, then you’re already primed to use cloud accounting.
If you are wanting to know more about using cloud-based software to improve the efficiency of your business, click here to arrange a no-obligation chat with one of our in-house experts.
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