Cloud computing has become a breakthrough technology for small businesses, often allowing them to improve their productivity at low costs, according to the News-Press.

The cloud can be a useful solution for completing numerous tasks, including crafting company-wide newsletters and payroll services. A company can use managed network services to replace in-house systems, including mail servers and old customer-management software, without having to dole out large sums of money.

Many companies have embraced the cloud in full effect after first running a trial in a specific business sector. Because of the low up-front costs, the barrier to entry for the cloud is nearly non-existent. After deploying a host-provided service and realizing the cost-savings and productivity boost associated with the cloud, many companies have then switched over more of their in-house services to web-based applications.

As the news provider reported, upgrading old versions of traditional desktop software can be problematic and expensive. Cloud services allow companies to purchase software through a pay-as-you-go model, ensuring business leaders are never spending on applications and services they do not need.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19933755-ADNFCR