Moving your desktop version of Intuit’s QuickBooks to the cloud so you can access it online has obvious benefits. The application was made for, and is needed by, people that are geographically separated but still require access. Aside from that, generally working in the cloud has also proven beneficial for a variety of reasons. It saves money, time and helps businesses be more productive and function more efficiently. But if you still haven’t heard enough about QuickBooks hosting to make you move your desktop version to the cloud, here are some facts about cloud computing that might motivate you to take action.
- The average downtime when running applications in-house is 4X longer than that which is seen with applications hosted in the cloud.
- 53% of professionals move to the cloud due to ease of management.
- IBM estimates that cloud computing can reduce IT labor by as much as 50%, and overall IT costs (including hardware, software, maintenance and energy) as much as 29%.
- The number of businesses utilizing the cloud will jump from 14% in 2010 to over 40% in 2014.
- It is estimated that cloud computing will help reduce data center energy consumption by 38% globally by 2014.
With so many benefits, it makes sense to move your QuickBooks to a hosted platform. Be sure to look for future articles that help businesses and professionals move to the cloud with a provider that offers the hosting services that they need. When it comes to reviewing QuickBooks hosting providers, knowing the right questions to ask is key.
(Data provided by Cloud Computing Outlook, Cloud.com & http://www.quickbookshostingexperts.com)