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As a business owner or manager, there are more than a few things that might be keeping you up at night. Profitability, data security, employee retention—just to name a few. You want to grow your business, but without complexity and risk. The key to this is having software and systems that give you flexibility and agility without sacrificing security and controls.

According to an IDC study, 60 percent of small and midsize businesses cited concerns about data security as a barrier to adoption. When those businesses test-drove the cloud, 94 percent said they experienced security benefits they didn’t previously have on-premises. Sixty-two percent said privacy protection increased as a result of moving to the cloud. You can rest assured that the Microsoft Cloud provides a rigorous set of security controls, helping provide flexibility to scale as your business grows.  View the Case for the Cloud infographic to see why businesses are moving from traditional on premises deployments for greater flexibility, scalability, and to safeguard their business.

Protect Your Business

Microsoft offers unparalleled security features through the cloud within the online suite of productivity software, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Dynamics accounting software and ERP software. In fact, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics GP can be efficiently deployed on Microsoft Azure, which helps customers achieve the economic benefits of cloud services while gaining greater control over their financials, supply chain and operations.

The user controls and compliance features within Microsoft Dynamics ERP help you monitor transactions and approvals, as well as assist in safeguarding against internal fraud.

Connie Silverman, controller for Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, comments:

By using cloud-based Microsoft technologies… we generate substantial savings and efficiencies; practice transparent, sound financial management; and bring outstanding performing-arts events to growing numbers of patrons.”

Read how the Kauffman Center increased patron support and streamlined their business management with Microsoft Dynamics in the cloud.

Scale When It’s Right

The Microsoft Cloud lets your data infrastructure grow as you do. Instead of investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into unreliable server systems and security protocols, you can rely on the cloud. When Autocosmos.com anticipates a jump in web traffic, they are able to scale their computing resources immediately. The cloud allows them to prepare for a jump in web traffic from 30,000 to 250,000 visitors in one day and then return scale back to 30,000 visitors the next. Such flexibility ensures your costs stay low and you only pay for what your business really needs.