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CPA firms continue to shift toward using cloud providers for their IT needs. The number of firms managing their own networks keeps dropping — and their reasons are understandable. CPA firms are experts in fields like accounting, taxes, and financial management, but IT systems and managing networks aren’t usually a CPA firm’s priority skill set. Even if a CPA firm has a stellar IT staff, their IT professionals can only do so much. As we’ve written in the past, CPA firms hold a trove of customer data and information that hackers will target. What’s more, with the pace of technological change, keeping up with security best practices is becoming more difficult. And to keep up with security, CPA firms aren’t the only companies transitioning to cloud computing services.
The worldwide public cloud services market totalled $312 billion in 2020, a growth rate of over 24%. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cloud is projected to increase to 14.2% of the total global IT spending, up from 9.1% in 2020. With the increasing adoption of cloud computing, this technology is clearly here to stay, and for good reason. There are huge advantages to moving your CPA firm to the cloud including cost savings, productivity, flexibility and adaptability, work culture, reliability, and importantly, the security edge.
Just as hackers keep advancing their techniques and efforts, cloud providers are offering increasingly sophisticated technology to keep up security while still providing a reliable, easy experience for the end user. This is a lot to ask of any firm that isn’t specialized in IT. Cloud providers have the advantage of utilizing economies of scale to stay up-to-date with cutting-edge technology and personnel. One of the biggest advantages of using a cloud provider is the ability to easily scale your IT systems to your business without overspending on capital expenses like technology, space, and materials.
But choosing a cloud provider that can meet your needs while offering stellar customer service is challenging. Like all services, the quality and capability of cloud providers varies widely. Use this guide to help pick a cloud provider that can do everything you need, is trustworthy, and works well with you. It’s not quite choosing a marriage partner, but like a spouse, picking the right one the first time can save a lot of pain, heartache, and headache.
CPA firms are now, more often than not, using cloud providers. Choosing the right provider offers a wide variety of benefits in addition to convenience and security. First, you’ll save your company money. In today’s tech world IT budgets are getting stretched thin trying to purchase and maintain expensive hardware. A good cloud provider will handle all licensing and administrative responsibilities, and they also free up in-house IT personnel to focus their time and energy on important initiatives and development. In addition to saving money, your company will be more productive. The cloud gives employees secure access to critical data from anywhere, at any time in real time. Additionally, the benefits of flexibility and adaptability in day-to-day operations and medium-term planning are huge.
Picking the right cloud provider can yield benefits for accounting firms for years to come. Take time to research potential providers. Contact us today to learn more about our cloud hosting services. We are here to answer any of your questions.
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