Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Grow Your Business By Moving To The Clouds

Grow Your Business By Moving To The Clouds

Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular in business due to the practical solutions it offers to many business problems. Many of these problems include inhibition, security concerns, and space restrictions. Cloud computing aims to provide a solution to such business dilemmas, but it is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

One of the primary benefits of cloud computing is its portability. Users can use a basic personal computer as in lieu of a more powerful PC. The personal computer becomes a virtual computer that can access the Internet and be seen on a user’s desktop. With sophistication and ease, a user can access the virtual PC through the Internet using a mobile device or a personal computer.

Cloud computing can also be used as a medium to exploit computing resources such as computing power, dynamic memory, and hard disk drives. It can also be used to run applications hosted on a server provided by a cloud computing service provider. Useful business software related to operations, accounting, or financial management, can be acquired and provided by the cloud hosting company. The vendor will then install the software on the server so that users can access it easily and quickly.

Suppliers of cloud computing services use expert IT professionals 24/7 who are available to support users promptly. If a user encounters an error, the IT professional can provide a different server so that the user’s business operations are not affected. Often these technical support services are fully automated and may not even require a user call in order to trigger the change of server.
Cloud computing also requires less initial investment compared to purchasing server hardware. Service providers can offer their computing resources to a large number of customers at a minimal fee, thus enabling users to allocate financial resources more efficiently because they do not need to buy hardware in order to to take advantage of the cloud.

There are other potential savings to be made when a business takes advantage of cloud computing. For instance, the business entity may not need to employ an experienced IT professional to maintain computing resources, because this is taken care of by the cloud computing provider. Cloud computing services are secure and safe, as all data sharing is encrypted. Furthermore, business owners and senior managers can control login access by defining how employees access data.

Cloud computing can also enhance productivity. For multinational companies, it is possible for various departments located all over the world to work together using cloud computing as a medium. Information can be shared between departments without the need to buy hardware and employ IT experts to maintain the server.

Business firms need the correct data in order to provide accurate information so that management can make timely decisions, support action, and evaluate investments. The necessary algorithms and hardware can be provided by cloud services so that these firms can focus on their business operations rather than on maintaining the software and hardware.

There is a need for business firms to standardize their applications and processes, especially when they want to move to the cloud in order to take advantage of what this style of computing has to offer. There are cloud computing service providers that can provide the necessary development frameworks known as Platform-as-a-Service. The applications created by the company can be hosted on the cloud and sold.

Infographic Source: Balboa Capital

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