Posted on 18 November, 2014  |  1 min

Businesses small and large are embracing the cloud, investing heavily to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

IDC expects small and medium-sized business (SMB) spending on cloud solutions to grow by almost 20% annually over the next five years.

The demand has sparked a more sophisticated marketplace with a focus on data, boosting productivity and providing the tools needed to innovate. Leveraging data in the cloud can improve everything from decision making to collaboration, enabling businesses to recognize opportunities unimaginable just a decade ago.

Cloud technology has become synonymous with the future of business, but the real challenge is working out how to streamline these applications to generate the most useful insights and improve efficiency.

We’ve experienced this first-hand and recognised the great potential in a solution that enables businesses to best utilize the cloud. 9 Spokes offers the best online software across 9 areas of your business - pre-selected and integrated together to power a management Dashboard with key insights into how your business is performing.

The nature of the cloud and its anywhere, anytime accessibility has become even more apparent with the BYOD (bring your own device) rise in small businesses. It is this convergence of the cloud with data and devices that will release the real power and enable businesses to flourish.

Over the next month we will be looking at how you can turn your business into a real powerhouse by getting the most out of cloud technology, stay tuned!