Most organizations are coming to realize the true benefits of veering away from traditional on-premise software systems. The escalating costs of maintaining software on premis is a key factor, but not the only reason to goto the cloud. Updating software fixes, new modules, and new releases takes time and often must be done during down hours or when the business is closed.
Cloud based systems actually provided added security in that a breach into a small business can more easily be accomplished.
In those areas where power outages ocurr with frequency, linking to a portable hotspot and using a mobile device enable you to access data stored on the cloud and to even conduct transactions.