What is cloud computing and what does it mean for your business?


If you have a business or are intending to have a business, this article definitely makes sense to you. Traditional methods of doing business no longer seem to work and moreover they are getting expensive by the day. Most businesses which have embraced the power of computing have not only driven their costs of operation down but also have had a boost in their sales. As much us the Business computing can be juicy morsel for the ears, there are challenges that comes with it, some of which can cost a businesses huge losses or even make the make the businesses come to a stand still.

There are various applications that are used for business application such us Oracle, SAP and Microsoft products which are very expensive. These systems require experienced and high skilled professionals to run and maintain them. If you thought spending stopped there, you are wrong. Systems upgrades can cost you a fortune and sometimes those upgrades can lead to adverse effects of business functions.When you want to run a business you need office, power, servers storage, bandwidth and networks.

However, this is seemingly coming to an end with the emergence of new technology called cloud computing. Giant companies such us google, Amazon, Sales force among others are establishing a shared data centre from which you can access all the resources. To understand this clearly, take an example of Gmail and Microsoft Exchange.

  • Do you need Servers and storage? No
  • Do you need a technical team to keep you up and running? No
  • Do you have to do upgrades? Hell No

What you have to do is just do is log in and customize your interphase and start using the application….simple huh?

Now that’s the power of cloud computing, changing the way we think and also the way we perceive software. Of course software piracy will be a myth if this technology is accepted in totality. The good thing with cloud computing is that you pay a monthly subscription and use the resources that’s suits you. Moreover, you pay for what you use. Of course this is some information that your CFO would like to hear so just go ahead and make him/her smile.


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