Cloud computing can be a money-saver for small businesses looking for IT services and infrastructure on a tight budget, writes Megan Wittenberger. Many cloud services offer subscriptions to software that are cheaper than buying it outright, and these services can be scaled as the business grows. "[M]any small businesses are finding that the cloud combines increased computing firepower at a low cost, with fewer maintenance headaches, and automatic scalability that increases business efficiency," she writes.

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