When you run a small-to-medium sized business (SMB), every dollar counts and investing them in the wrong thing at the wrong time can be the death knell to your ability to finish in the black in any given calendar year. That’s one of many reasons that SMBs may fear technological transitions. It’s not just about the money – although that’s obviously important – but it’s also about interrupting a good thing, taking the company’s work processes offline, and the collective breath holding that everything is going to get back to work as intended once the technological shift is complete.
With the context that change must be impactful to be justified, how does a SMB then decide on which technology changes to prioritize?
Two words: cloud migration.
If you’re a relatively new SMB, this probably sounds obvious. Day-to-day life as a consumer is almost predominantly cloud based or enabled, from groceries to entertainment. But there are still SMBs that are on systems that don’t provide the ease and flexibility of life on the cloud, so what are the steps they can take to move in that direction?