In her opinion piece published in The New York Times 2021-07-18, Linda Kinstler, a writer
For small businesses, migrating in-house IT infrastructure to cloud makes a lot of sense.
For example, it shifts that part of capital expenditures to operating expenses (shorter-term expenses required to meet the ongoing operational costs of running a business). Capital expenditures shows up as investment in the balance sheet. But as business technology is changing fast, up-front technology investment carries some uncertainties in ROI.
For small businesses that are resources-strapped, cloud computing allows them to focus on their core businesses while a portion of IT workloads are moved to the cloud. That part of IT is consumed as a service, like a utility. As cloud technology matures, it enables small businesses to be nimble and ready to face the rapid changes happening in the business environment.
Before jumping into the cloud wagon, it would be a good idea to find out your goals for the transition. Seek the advice of a trusted partner who can help you ascertain what IT workloads are most suitable to be transitioned to the cloud.