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Cloud Technology

Cloud is better for business

Cloud computing is a better way to run your business. You do not need to set up all the infrastructure yourself. You use a shared data center and application pool and when you want an application you just login and start using it. Your service provider makes sure it is secure and that you have the infrastructure set up to grow with your business.

Lots of Business and Applications already on cloud

Businesses are running lots of applications in the cloud today, like ecommerce, eprocurement, CRM, HR, accounting, and custom-built applications. Cloud-based applications can be up and running in a few days, which is unheard of with traditional business software.

Cloud is faster to deploy and develop

Cloud applications are much faster to develop than traditional software, since they often have development platforms that are already configured to do the hard work of connecting to redundant databases etc. That mean that they just scale with out you having to worry about growth, speed or security.

Cloud Costs Much Less!

They cost less, because you don’t need to pay for all the people, products, and facilities to run them, and they’re more scalable, more secure, and more reliable than most applications. Plus, upgrades are taken care of for you, so your applications automatically run on the latest security, performance enhancements and new features.

Better payment terms

The way you pay for cloud-based applications is also different. You do not need to buy servers and software. When your applications run in the cloud, you don’t buy anything. It’s all rolled up into a predictable subscription, so you only pay for what you actually use.

More Efficient on your internal resources

Finally, cloud applications don’t eat up your valuable IT resources, so your finance team will love it. This lets you focus on deploying more applications, new projects, and innovation in a secure predictable manner.

Cloud REALLY is better for business

The bottom line: Cloud computing is a simple to use, but it can have a huge impact on your business.

Cloud background and history

Cloud and shared computing has been with us for a long time. It was first called shared computing in the 70's, and came about for a similar reason. Computers in the 70's were very expensive, and to try and ensure that they were in continuous use time sharing was popular.

In the 80's the PC arrived and computing became cheap, and ubiquitous, however the were unable to talk to each other until the growth of the internet.

Large scale internet applications were required that could cope with millions of users, and the technology break throughs required produced the first cloud platforms.

Cloud Glossary

  • Time-sharing (70's version of cloud)
  • SAAS (Software as a Service)
  • IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • PAAS (Platform as a Service)
  • ASP (Application Service Provider)
  • Grid computing (a term for distributed computing)
  • Distributed computing (early cloud networks)