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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Cloud Hosting Provider for your Business

by John Cox Author

Cloud is the future, period. Businesses have accepted, or are in the process of accepting this fact and embracing cloud technology for what it is - an area full of exciting opportunities. For accounting, cloud based QuickBooks has been a revolution that helps in the management of work processes.

Each business is different and they will surely have different needs from their cloud hosting provider. But a few common areas of concern remain the same. Thus, here are 5 tips to guide you on how to choose the best cloud hosting provider for your business.

1.      Pricing

This is always the major driving factor for any decision. There are many cloud vendors available in the market, and you need to choose one keeping your budget in mind. Cloud hosting providers, like for QuickBooks Premier hosting, have different levels of resources, so calculate your average utilization and check out pricing plans accordingly. Even if you have a tight budget, don’t just go for the cheapest. Research to find the appropriate plan for your business that will provide you with the resources you will need at a decent price.

 

2.     Data Security

[IMG_20938]Security, as always, remains at the top of the list of concerns. Typically, a cloud vendor can put up multiple security controls to the cloud application and stored data. Also, data in encrypted while it is being transmitted to the access device from the cloud. Enabling the multi-factor authentication process also ensures security and eliminates the threat of unauthorized access to the sensitive data. QuickBooks Desktop Premier hosting is the ultimate way to complete safety and security of your accounting application. Before shaking hands with a cloud hosting provider, consult in detail about their security standards and ask for their certifications.

 

3.     Availability and Recovery

You want your data to be readily and easily available so that there is no delay in your work process. Also, in case of a natural disaster or data corruption of any kind, you want your data to be secure and recovery plan ready in place. An experienced QuickBooks hosting provider has all this covered to maintain your productivity. Enquire about their recovery process and make sure you understand it.

 

4.     Staying Compliant

Every business is different, so are there compliant needs. There may be some regulations that you need to stay compliant with. Communicate these with your cloud vendor. Your compliance requirements need to be taken care of, but the vendor may have his own capacity. So, transparency in communication from the beginning will help you choose the best option for your business.

 

5.     Contracts and Reputations

Before getting into a contract with any cloud service provider, it is wise to check for their reputation online. Read their customer reviews and testimonials to get an idea about their service quality. Also, enquire about the type of contracts the vendor offers, monthly or yearly subscriptions, or anything else. You must know their billing cycle to coordinate it with yours.
 

I am John Cox, a professional technical writer with specialization in cloud technology for SageNext InfoTech. I have panoptic experience in writing about QuickBooks Desktop Premier hostingQuickBooks Cloud Hosting, and ProSeries Cloud Hosting.


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