Cloud Computing cold be described as he practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
This practice offers substantial benefits to any business, from SMEs to large organizations.
The major element for an effective Cloud Computing is the presence of Effective Internet Connection.
Cloud Computing means Efficiency, Flexibility and Cost Savings all bundled into one.
Some Benefits of Cloud Computing
Zero capital costs
IT infrastructure, promises new levels of efficiency, flexibility and cost savings – particularly in outsourced hosting, also known as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
When you embrace cloud computing, you enjoy big savings in infrastructural costs.
Such savings can immediately applied into other areas of the business.
The practice before the advent of cloud computing is now referred to as on-premise.
In an on-premise situation, each business provides all IT infrastructure that is needed to run their business successfully; Servers of different categories as an example. The cost for these servers; installation and configurations could be very exorbitant.
The uncertainty that the server would last the expected lifespan is another torn in the flesh, new technology development may require urgent replacement for the Servers earlier than expected!
But in the world of cloud-computing, financing that capital investment is someone else’s problem.
Cost of IT Experts
With Cloud Computing the cost of hiring Certified Professionals to man IT departments drastically reduced! How? Your hosting, also known as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is responsible for running his servers, that serves several users like you, the only responsibility you have is the payment of your agreed subscription as and when due.
Lower Cost of Energy
Another big savings is from energy consumption. In an on-premise scenario, some businesses have to ensure availability of power for 24/7 especially for the Servers. This in some cases involves the acquisition of heavy duty power generators at very high costs.
With Cloud Computing the situation is different, you use power for the client’s computers when they are needed to be running, the availability of the Servers for you is usually guaranteed to be 99.9 by your host (IaaS).
Access your Business Information Anywhere across Devices
Business Applications in the Cloud could be accessed with Desktop/Laptop Computer, Tablets and Smartphones, with internet connection. A good example is Microsoft Dynamics 365.
With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Applications, you can run your business from any platform with a consistent user experience from desktop to smartphone with the latest high-level security features built in.
An example is the mobile feature of Dynamics 365 for Sales, stated as follows:
An increasingly mobile sales team demands tools that make it seamless to work anywhere—at the office, home, or the road.
- Empower your salespeople to do their best work from virtually anywhere on any device.
- Let salespeople connect with customer information wherever they are, on whatever device.
- Boost productivity and free up more time to spend with customers by streamlining processes and automating tasks
Elimination of Redundancy
With an on-premise scenario, the practice is to buy more hardware than you need, as spares in case of failure. Most of the spares could remain idle and never used before you even change the server model. There will be no need for such a waste when you utilize Cloud Computing for your business.
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