An introduction to cloud computing and how it can help your Business

A revolutionary approach to managing information
Cloud computing is a revolutionary approach to managing information technology systems but
there are currently only very few people that would be able to accurately describe what it is and
how it can benefit.


your business. We have put together some information here that can try to answer some of the questions that exist around cloud computing and deal with some of the perhaps, incorrect perceptions that some people may have. Hopefully this will serve to highlight how cloud computing can help a firm manage their IT.

Information is stored on a central server
Cloud computing houses information in a central server that can be
changed and altered by many different people all at the same time.
Any PC can allow a user to access the different functions and
applications they need to and retrieve the information they require
but this involves more than simply signing into a PC,because

all of the systems and complex platforms that are necessary for the user to be able to do this
mus t all be in place first. Understanding this as a basic concept will help you to understand
the principle of cloud computing and how it all works.

Online Data backup
If you consider Google and their applications engine and think of this as a platform then you can
see how people can access different applications through it. These applications enable a user to
reach the information they need because the platform takes information from different places
and collects it. Some of the apps are related directly to a given industry, such as in a sales
environment whereby information regarding calls into a call center must be collated, for instance.
The systems and applications a business uses is what make up their internal structure.

A substantial amount of money can be made by operating the systems that make up cloud computing.
Some smaller businesses that are still growing may have a much more simplistic computing system
whilst other much larger companies may have very complex cloud computing systems that are
controlled by operators that may charge substantial fees for storage and costs.

It may be the case that a single server can handle all of the applications a company needs to access
and pays for this accordingly. It may also be the case that a collection of users subscribe to the
different applications in turn, which takes care of the cost of the server that handles them.

Perhaps the greatest advantage though, is that using servers that are not based on site are less
expensive to keep running than are those that are based on site. When servers are operated and
maintained remotely the chances of them crashing are slim to none, which makes cloud computing
even more popular.

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