A newer technology called cloud computing has changed the way businesses access and leverage their data, their IT infrastructure, and operate their day-to-day business operations.
What Is Cloud Computing
IBM defies cloud computing the best by stating “cloud computing, often referred to as simply “the cloud,” is the delivery of on-demand computing resources—everything from applications to data centers—over the Internet on a pay-for-use basis.”
Cloud computing comes into focus when you think about what IT always needs: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software.
What is Cloud Service?
A Cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional on-site solutions:
- Services are provided to you on demand.
- It’s elastic — you can have as much or as little of a service as you want at any given time, which means you only pay for what you need.
- The service is fully managed externally so all your need is a computer, smartphone, or tablet and Internet access.
IT software and services hosted on remote servers and accessed over the Internet are exceptionally reliable, always available and secure. Most importantly, your small business banks more money as you don’t have to invest in costly hardware.
If your business has been looking for affordable, scalable services to automate processes, decrease overhead, increase productivity, the DigitalPlus Consulting Cloud Computing services are right for your small business.
If you need support for popular third-party Cloud services, such as Microsoft® Office 365, Google Apps, Zoho Office or SalesForce.com, we can help your small business adapt to these tools and use them to become more efficient and productive.