Small Business - To the Cloud!?!?

By now, I'm sure you've heard and seen all of the various marketing regarding the "Cloud". Well is the cloud really worth it to a small business?

The purpose of cloud computing is to provide you with cost-effective and scalable solution. This can be great for a small business that's running on financial fumes! Cloud computing prevents you from purchasing assets such as hardware and software and instead allows you to pay over a period of time, typically monthly or annually. This means you avoid all the up front costs of purchasing high end PC's and servers, and not to mention expensive software!

Payment processing on your smartphone!

Everyone has one of these smartphones now… whether it’s Android or iOS there’s a huge market for these phones and a huge marketplace for applications, or apps, on these phones. From apps that make fart noises to apps that will monitor your sleep pattern… there are apps for everything!

Today, there are many apps out there that provide payment processing services. You’ve got the common banking apps that allow you transfer internally to the bank and apps such as the Paypal app which allows you to paypal funds from your smartphone. Then there’s also apps that will allow you to input credit card information and process it using your cell service.