Friday, September 7, 2012

What, When and How Cloud Computing?

What, When and How Cloud Computing?

Author:James Watson

Cloud Computing is more than technology. It is changing the way we do business. It is boosting the capability of small organizations. It's this, It's that.

After all what is cloud computing? Why is it gaining huge popularity? Is it really beneficial? Is it harmful? How can it help you? Do you even need it? To know all about Cloud Computing read on…

Cloud computing is not just an application hosted. It is not only a platform. It is not just a technology. It is a combo pack of technology, platform and hosted application along with immense capacity to store data.

All right! It is all of the above mentioned things. So what? Do you need it?

You need it if:-

  • You want to compete with other growing organizations.

  • You want to utilize all the available resources most effectively.

  • You want to work without geographical obstruction.

  • You do not want any time restriction.

  • You need to work with your team mates even when you are not with them.

  • You don't want any IT burden on your shoulders.

  • You want to keep your data secure with redundant data backup.

You do not need Cloud Computing if you don't need anything from above mentioned list. Now those who find the requirements mentioned on the above list matching to yours must be willing to know that how can they get all of it.

So I will explain it one by one:-

Competing with large enterprises and Utilizing Resources Effectively

Big MNCs are have their own established local IT network and team of IT experts who are taking care of their IT requirements and help them to stay where they are. They have it because they can afford it. Now with Cloud hosting or cloud computing you can do the same without crossing your company's budget. A Cloud hosting Service Provider eliminates the requirement of local IT network and complete IT department. These Cloud Hosts takes care of your software and keeps it up to date without pulling you in to any kind of trouble. In this way you can utilize similar technology without spending in a similar way.

Working without any geographical or time restriction

Cloud Computing services allows its users to work from any location without any restriction. All you need is an internet connected device. You can be travelling in the train, enjoying your vacation on beach, attending meeting in another country or office and still manage and control your work with cloud computing services.

Be it a bright day or dark night. Your office may be open or it may be close. These things won't hinder your work if you are using cloud hosting services.

Work with your team mates even when you are not with them

Services on cloud come with secure multiuser data accessibility. Authenticated multiple users can access data simultaneously without any trouble. To keep data secure you can restrict access with log in ID and password. This access facility can be customized according to designation basis as well.

Data Security and backup

Cloud Computing or Application Hosting Service Provider keeps the data secure. These hosting vendors utilize latest security tools and technologies to keep the data secure.

All these features offered by Cloud Computing Services answers all your questions like What, Why and how Cloud Computing?

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About the Author

James Watson is an IT analyst at Real Time Data Services which is a leading Cloud computing and Application Hosting  company. The company specializes in hosting many software including accounting software (QuickBooks, Peachtree), QuickBooks add-ons (eBridge, SourceLink, Fishbowl Inventory Hosting), Windows Server, MS SQL Server, Lacerte Tax software, CRM software (ACT!), MS Project, MS office, MS office servers, and also hosts many other software.

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