Float your bottom line with cloud computing.

Float your bottom line with cloud computing.

 What is cloud computing?

By definition, cloud computing is anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet.  In simple terms you access hosted services, just as you do on-demand movies from your cable provider.  A cloud computing service has three characteristics that distinguish it from traditional computer hosting. First of all, the service is fully managed by the provider.  You don’t need to update the software or worry about any of the IT issues that come with managing your own software.  Secondly, it’s sold on-demand, typically by the minute or the hour.   Finally, it is elastic, which means that your company has as much or as little of a service as you want at any time. 

Giving your company MORE:

When companies utilize cloud computing their business applications are more scalable, more secure, and more reliable.   This is possible because cloud computing is based on an architecture called multi-tenancy. This means that rather than multiple companies having multiple copies of the same program, they all utilize one copy of the same program that is customizable to their requirements.  This is similar to the way which several companies utilize the office space, utilities and security of one office building.

Economic Advantages:

In today’s economy, managers are cutting costs while increasing productivity.  With a cloud computing system, up-front costs are eliminated because there is no need to purchase expensive hardware and software packages.  With a cloud computing service, there is no maintenance, cooling, electrical, repair costs, or allocation of valuable office space associated with in-house servers. Many subscribers also note the advantage of fewer IT staffing requirements.   Purchasing your computing power from a cloud provider changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you use when you actually need it.  This means that next year, when your computing needs increase for the last quarter, you get to use new computers instead of old hardware. 

Flexibility:

Software manufacturers are constantly upgrading and tailoring their product to meet customer demands.  Software-as-a-service (SaaS), in the cloud computing marketplace, is a fast growing segments of the information technology  industry because it provides a more cost-effective alternative for your company to achieve your goals than using current software packages.   Instead of spending thousands buying and licensing software you can rent it.  Once again is this concept of Elastic Computing.  As a consultant we are often engage in process of auditing licensing compliance for our client.  Most clients find it a challenge to ensure that they remain in compliance with various licensing requirements.  Moreover as companies grow or as the technology changes clients are faced with the cost of acquiring and implementing new software across their enterprise.  By subscribing to a cloud computing server, you will always have access to the latest and greatest software, and only pay for what you use.  Cloud computing allows your company to pay for only as much software and storage capacity as is needed, and bring resources online as soon as they are needed. Cloud computing provides easy, scalable access to computing resources and IT services. You need nothing more than a computer and internet access, anywhere in the world at any time.

Beat the competition:

Many businesses today are utilizing cloud computing services for their software applications because of the inherent advantages.  A company that accesses cloud computing software can be up in running in a very short period of time with lower start up costs while eliminating the cost of upgrades, IT staff, maintenance and utilities.  Software applications are automatically upgraded, which means your company always has the newest applications and features associated with your business needs.  You get all of this, with a predictable monthly cost and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your company has the most reliable and state-of-the-art resources available.

5 reasons to get your head in the clouds

1: Speed

By utilizing cloud computing, your business can be up and running with everything it needs in days rather than weeks.

2: Lower costs

Unlike traditional models, there is no need to purchase expensive software, or upgrades and no costly maintenance of servers.  By operating in the clouds, your IT needs are met with fewer people and no need to secure valuable office space for machines.

3: Scailabilty

Use what you need, when you need it.  Only pay for the use of programs as you need them, rather than purchasing and licensing expensive software you only use twice a year.

4: Reliablilty

Because software is managed by the provider, the headaches of incompatibility due to software upgrades are a thing of the past.  This ensures that the program works right the first time, every time and eliminates the need for additional staff to ensure that your software upgrades and licensing goes smoothly.

5: Global access

Thanks to multi-tenant architecture, you have access to your programs and data from anywhere in the world as long as you have a computer and internet access.

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