What Is Cloud Computing And Why Should You Care?
Simply put, Cloud Computing is the delivery of computing services – email, servers, storage, databases etc via the Internet (or “Cloud”). Also, these services are typically on subscription base or usage base.
Rather than making things complicated, let me provide you with a layman’s guide designed to demystify basic cloud computing jargon and concepts, and quickly bring you up to speed. While you may use an online service to send emails, edit documents, watch films or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s likely that cloud computing is making it all possible behind the scenes.
Therefore, here are a few of the things you can do with the cloud:
- Business-Line-Application (ie Accounting, CRM, Email, ERP)
- Store, back up and recover data
- Host websites and blogs
- Stream audio and video
- Deliver software on demand
- Analyse data for patterns and make predictions
What Are The Benefits?
- Frees you to access applications from any device and any location
- Improve business productivity and efficiency
- Multiple solution for Backup and Disaster Recovery
- Only pay for what you need and use (utility pricing).
Most of all, the Cloud gives you the ability to access highly sophisticated software and functionality at a fraction of the cost – or even for free – and without long-term commitments. For example, Google is a massive free cloud application that utilises large data-centres to power their search engines and deliver the relevant results to your screen in a matter of seconds. Another free cloud application is Facebook that allows you to post pictures, play games, and connect with your friends in real time without having to install those applications on your computer. While there are many free cloud applications, not all are free. A few of the known paid services are Xero, Reckon, Salesforce.
Don’t be surprised that is it highly possible that you and your company may be using some form of Cloud based applications already. Therefore, you may unknowingly be using cloud computing technology but not aware of it just yet.
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