Many companies are looking at cloud
computing to see whether it can help
them increase their productivity and
reduce their operating costs.
It can be difficult to tell whether
this would be worthwhile for
your company unless you know
more about cloud computing in general.
At its most basic, cloud computing
refers to services that pay-per-use or
subscription based that can provide
IT functionality to a company
or an individual.
Many of the websites that are so popular these days can be considered to
be a form of cloud computing.
You log in to them from an internet connection and are able to access information or
perform different functions.
Why this can help your business
This can be very helpful for many businesses because you can access this
information from anywhere that allows internet access.
This means that if someone is travelling and still needs to access information for
business purposes they will be able to do so via cloud computing.
As business is becoming more mobile and the traditional office space is becoming
much less common it is no wonder that many companies are seeing
the advantages that cloud computing can offer them.
However, it is not for everyone. If you do not have employees that are able to
access the internet regularly cloud computing will not help.
This is because the information or applications are only available online.
Although many places are making it much easier to
access the internet it is not available in every location.
Storage, functionality or both?
If you have decided that cloud computing will be an asset to your company
you then need to decide which areas you want to cover using cloud computing.
Do you need one central area where data can be stored or
do you need applications that are more functional?
This can help you decide which programs you will use and how you want to
implement this new system at your work place. You may find it helpful to
look at the various cloud computing programs that are available and
determine which ones meet your needs the best.
Existing programs vs custom programming
For some companies the pre made, out of the box solutions that currently
exist may provide them with the IT solutions that they need.
There are a number of data storage and retrieval systems already available and
if accessing data is the primary goal they may work well.
For other companies that need certain functionality, it may be necessary to
have a system developed specifically for them. There are a number of
companies that are capable of providing this kind of functionality to their clients.
We hope this information was of assistance
the TIB Team