HAS YOUR BUSINESS MET CLOUD COMPUTING YET?

Being a kid is never easy. With all the homework they are expected to do every day, the tidying they are made do at least once a week, all the things they are not allowed to drink as often as they wish, and now there is the Internet which they desperately want to fit in with. We can only wonder what modern children would do if they were around fifteen years ago; when you were left with nothing but a playground and the very first edition of the Sims being released. Do you or your children remember removing every program from your computer so that there would be enough space to install the game which has revolutionised the world of gaming? We do, and we know for sure it would not have happened if cloud computing was on board.
 

While it is the hottest technology topic, cloud computing still remains a mystery for some of us, making it impossible to profit not only as an individual but – what is even more important - as a company. Put simply, cloud computing is nothing more than storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of a hard drive, which would enable us to run the Sims without saying goodbye to the rest of our games and which can enable your business to benefit in various ways. How?
 

You can obviously use cloud computing as an individual, but there are several ways it can be applied when it comes to running a company and they are:

  1. SaaS meaning Software as a Service.Being designed for end-users, SaaS applications are delivered over the web which eliminates the need for downloading or installing anything on individual computers. You are provided with ready to go software or an application and its configurations or updates are taken care of by the supplier.
  2. PaaS meaning Platform as a Service. By purchasing this kind of cloud computing you get access to a set of tools and services enabling you to create web applications quickly and easily. Being analogous to SaaS, PaaS is bigger and allows you to create more than just one application.
  3. IaaS meaning Infrastructure as a Service. As a bespoke software company, we find this last method the most attractive one and so should you if you are running a small to mid-size company. Half of what was taken care of by the provider is now your responsibility – or should we say a possibility - allowing your business to migrate workloads to a virtual machine.
     

It has been estimated that by the end of 2016 more than 90% of UK-based companies will be using at least one cloud computing solution. If you are still wondering why your business should be in that majority, let us provide the answers.

 

TO SUM UP

If we managed to convince you to use cloud computing, there is another problem you can meet while purchasing the service and that is the number of providers with Google, Microsoft or Amazon. Deciding which one is the best for your business may be hard, that is why we decided to help. Look for a brief comparison of cloud computing solutions on our blog!

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