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Zuri® Care Planning is a 100% cloud based solution. Here is 10 good reasons why a "cloud" based solution is right for you:

  • 1) Flexibility
  • 2) Disaster recovery
  • 3) Automatic software updates
  • 4) Capital-expenditure Free
  • 5) Increased collaboration
  • 6) Work from anywhere
  • 7) Document control
  • 8) Security
  • 9) Competitiveness
  • 10) Environmentally friendly

And here is some more information on what a "cloud" solution means for you:

Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access to the same kinds of applications through the internet.

When you update your Facebook status, you’re using cloud computing. Checking your bank balance on your phone? You’re in the cloud again. Chances are you rely on cloud computing to solve the challenges faced by small businesses, whether you’re firing off emails on the move or using a bunch of apps to help you manage your workload.

Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud? It’s because cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers many more benefits…

1. Flexibility

Cloud-based services are ideal for growing businesses. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your capacity. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is there. This level of agility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage over competitors.

2. Disaster recovery

Businesses of all sizes should be investing in robust disaster recovery, but for smaller businesses that lack the required cash and expertise, this is often more an ideal than the reality. A cloud based solution provides backup and recovery solutions that save time, avoid large up-front investment or third-party expertise.

3. Automatic software updates

The beauty of cloud computing is that the servers are off-premise, out of sight and out of your hair. We'll take care of them for you and roll out regular software updates – including security updates – so you don’t have to worry about wasting time maintaining the system yourself. Leaving you free to focus on the things that matter... your clients!

4. Capital-expenditure Free

Cloud computing cuts out the high cost of hardware. You simply pay as you go and enjoy a subscription-based model that’s kind to your cash flow. Add to that the ease of setup and management and suddenly your scary, hairy IT project looks at lot friendlier. It’s never been easier to take the first step to cloud adoption.

5. Increased collaboration

When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do more together, and do it better. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help them make updates in real time and gives them full visibility of their collaborations.

6. Work from anywhere

With cloud computing, if you’ve got an internet connection you can be at work. and as you’re not restricted by which device you’ve got to hand, you can work literally anywhere.

The result? Businesses can offer more flexible working perks to employees so they can enjoy the work-life balance that suits them – without productivity taking a hit.

7. Document control

The more employees and people who collaborate on documents, the greater the need for watertight document control. Before cloud solutions, workers had to send files back and forth as email attachments to be worked on by one user at a time. Sooner or later – usually sooner – you end up with a mess of conflicting file content, formats and titles.

When you make the move to cloud computing, all files are stored centrally and everyone sees one version of the truth. Greater visibility means improved collaboration, which ultimately means better work and a healthier bottom line. If you’re still relying on the old way, it could be time to try something a little more streamlined.

8. Security

Lost laptops or tablet are a business concern for most managers and business owners. But greater than the loss of an expensive piece of kit is the loss of the sensitive data about your clients inside it. Cloud computing gives you greater security when this happens. Because your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine.

9. Competitiveness

Wish there was a simple step you could take to become more competitive? Moving to the cloud gives access to enterprise-class technology, for everyone. It also allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors. Pay-as-you-go service and cloud business applications mean small outfits can run with the big boys, and disrupt the market, while remaining lean and nimble.

10. Environmentally friendly

While the above points spell out the benefits of cloud computing for your business, moving to the cloud isn’t an entirely selfish act. The environment gets a little love too. When your cloud needs fluctuate, your server capacity scales up and down to fit. So you only use the energy you need and you don’t leave oversized carbon footprints. This is something close to our hearts at Care Software Solutions, where we try our best to create sustainable solutions with minimal environmental impact.