Cloud computing solutions are becoming a standard across many different business areas. Nonetheless, many people are still puzzled by what is exactly cloud computing and what exactly it can do for you. In this article I’ll be given a short explanation of what cloud computing is plus some additional tips.
Cloud computing means that you no longer have your software and other business solutions hosted in your own sever. Now, you actually pay a company – usually with a monthly subscription – that will host and guarantee that your software work for you whenever you need it.
Working with software that is no longer hosted in your server offers you some advantages and disadvantages.
As advantages, you no longer will have to have massive IT teams working day and night to set up and properly configure all your software, hardware and servers in order to get your business up and running.
Additionally, you will be able to fully focus on what you do best: developing and marketing your business. Not having to worry about IT solution – at least not that much – will end freeing up more time for you to get work done on the areas that are critical to your company.
Many people are afraid that cloud computing – and remote connections also – might pose security threats to them and to their company. This is not all true and you are better off by leaving security matters to people who specializes in doing only that.
Would you guard your own house or would you hire a company that does all the security for you? They are way better trained to do the job and have access to different security tools. The same applies to cloud computing: leave it to the experts.
There are many factors to weigh in when choosing whether your company and your whole business should adopt and subscribe to a cloud computing service. I believe remote access and software management is a one-way train coming your way: you should either try to get on it and follow the trend or stand as far as you can from it or you might get trampled.