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    What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

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    by jayanth_reddy ·

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    Hi everyone..

    Can anyone explain me the benefits of cloud computing.what are the major benefits do we have in cloud computing?please explain in detail.

    -Thank you

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    • #2895364

      Make you efficient

      by alice samanta ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      You will get n no. of benefits like; many things will be optimized in terms of money and time, business will be measurable.

    • #2446962

      None I can think of other than

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      It’s cheaper initially as you don’t need to buy anywhere near as much hardware.

      However on the down side you need a constant Internet connection which depending on where you are can be a problem and quite expensive which very quickly destroys any advantage of saving money in the first place.

      When others things are considered like Security and who owns the data in the could it’s a No Contest Cloud is way more expensive.

      • #2420937

        Disagreements

        by karlzimmerman ·

        In reply to None I can think of other than

        Who owns the data is a concern? I guess possibly in SaaS situations, but that shouldn’t be an issue at all with IaaS. Additionally, I see security as a major concern with many SaaS applications, but in IaaS security is just as big of a concern as it is with any on-premise solution, though I’ve seen too many people bypass the security step.

        To say “No Contest Cloud is way more expensive” just seems short sighted. Is it way more expensive for some people? Certainly, it isn’t the answer for all. But if you’re needing high reliability and ease of access to the data you’re going to be hard pressed to do it cheaper in-house, especially if you’re going with a managed solution, where you can greatly reduce the overhead in system administration and maintenance. You have to look at costs beyond just raw hardware and licensing costs, but also staff time, reliability/uptime (I don’t see many offices with redundant power, etc), ease of high availability, etc.

        And yes, you need a constant Internet connection, but what is any business doing now that doesn’t require that? A highly reliable Internet connection is a requirement for business at all anymore, so I don’t see how that is much of an additional hurdle, at least in any populated areas.

        • #2420936

          So lets start with the obvious

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Disagreements

          Needing a constant Internet connection and the costs involved there how do you make that go away?

          Because you have everything in the “Cloud” you may need a faster Internet Connection to work so that is more cost to the client.

          Now about who Owns the Data when a company goes broke or is taken over is the Business who now owns the Assets of the Old Company going to give you your Data Back or at the very least expect you to keep paying them to continue using your Data? While you may have a right to the Data it will take a long time in Courts to get it and to be perfectly honest by the time you do it may no longer be of any use or value to you.

          But the Elephant in the Room is always Security. With most of the Western Governments recently in the News blaming a Asian State for breaching their systems and saying that they have Breached “Managed Services” for both Econimic Gain and to Weaponise the Data against both the owner and the Country that they are in leaves me wondering just how secure these places are no matter what they are or the claims made about them.

          That is just from listening to News Reports and in no way implies a Insider Knolledge of what has happened but it is obvious that anything that is on Line and Managed is at Risk of at least one State attempting to steal it and to my mind at least if one Country is doing it you would have to be an idiot to believe that others are not.

          So if most of the Counteries in the World are Breaching these “Managed Service Sites” what makes you believe that your data is not being freely used by many others who do as they want?

          More so if you have any data that is of a Sensitive Nature so if your business does any Miletary Work of any kind be that from offering a Internet Service to something much more involved you are at risk of many counteries wanting your companies data and have no idea who is using it or what money that they are making from it at your expense.

          So overall I would suggest that any “Managed Service” Hosted on the Net is Insecure and most likely to be sending your company broke or making your country vunerable to outside Interests.

          Remember also that all Country’s Infrastructure is a Miletary Target so Power Generation, Water Distribution, Government Services, Public Transport, Telecomunications, and Traffic Control are Big Jucy Targets for these people who at the moment may do nothing but simply by the fact that they have access means that things are anything but SECURE.

        • #2420935

          Non-issues

          by karlzimmerman ·

          In reply to So lets start with the obvious

          Here again, I’m talking about IaaS, not SaaS, as with SaaS providers it gets much more complicated.

          “Needing a constant Internet connection and the costs involved there how do you make that go away?” – How do you make that go away with ANY business, cloud or not? A reliable Internet connection is necessary for most any business, period.

          “Now about who Owns the Data when a company goes broke or is taken over” – You’re still keeping backups of your data, right? This would be the same as any other disaster recovery plan, you restore from your backups. The same exact same thing happens with any sort of local disaster as well, and with the security, durability, and redundancy of cloud data centers I find it hard to believe your risk is higher with a cloud provider.

          “But the Elephant in the Room is always Security.” – And you’re thinking a small or mid-sized business is better at running and managing security than a cloud services provider where that is there business? I know we have gone through numerous audits for security and reliability that most SME’s haven’t even heard of. I would be happy to bet that a 3rd party managed could solution will be more secure than a self managed solution be an SME 99% of the time.

          “have no idea who is using it or what money that they are making from it at your expense” – If you’re encrypting your data on the server/VM (as you’ll need to do to meet any military compliance, etc anyway) and keeping an eye on security and access logs of your servers/VMs (again, necessary for base compliance anyway) what is the concern?

          And of course, in picking a cloud services provider you need to do your own due diligence and risk assessments. We’ve refused to go with numerous SaaS providers because they could not provide us documentation or assurances to meet our own security standards.

          And yes, the most secure data can be is to not be accessible at all, but then what good is that data? Yes, being on the Internet makes things less secure, but what business is operating that is not connected to the Internet? Your risks are the same, if not more, if you’re self hosting your data versus having it with an IaaS provider.

          Note: One caveat I can think of is vulnerabilities in the virtualization layer itself (been a very limited threat to this point), but then you just go with a hosted private cloud solution to isolate yourself from other customers.

        • #2420934

          Really I go out to companies who use these products

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Non-issues

          And try to fix up the mess that they now find themselves in because they can not get along with their providers.

          When Data is In House there is not need for a Fast Internet Connection and many can get away with an ADSL2 Internet connection. Sure the bigger companies need a faster connection and pay for it but they need that regardless and adding Cloud Storage to the mix if anything only requires them to need something faster than what is currently available.

          As for Backup’s part of the sales spiel is that the Cloud Provider looks after all that which is why many got into Cloud in the first place no Software to Upgrade, No Security to bother about and Most Certianly No Backup’s as the provider has this with multisite storage so they can all but garantee 100% Up Time. What it really means is that these companies have got rid of the majority if not all of their In House IT Support Services as they simply have nothing to do and are a waste of money.

          While true small and mid sized Business have no hope of being as good as a Government but then again in the last few Weeks the AU Government has admitted a Major Security Breach into both their own systems and most of the Political Parties.

          The Main Point however is that when they are In House they are a smaller Target than a Cloud Provider who by the very nature of their Business Model is hosting a lot of these Business so they are the easier target to hit and get a better return on initial costs. You either spend a few $ to hit a Indivual Business or the same amount and Hit a Cloud Provider who has many Business so who do you think is the first choice to hit?

          How many States have access to Quantum Computing and when you think along those lines what is the use of Encryption it takes one of those things seconds to break the encryption not years.

          Here we are Talking State which means Country Governents who no one can keep out so under those circumstances which Security Model do you use a Big Target high return on attack option or the Small Target High Cost to for data option?

          While the Most Secure Data is not accessable at all the next best thing is Low Access only to those in the company who need it. I find it better to risk company staff stealing your companies data than people you have no control over in what is possibly countries where your Laws Do Not Apply. The entire thing with Cloud is the availability and cost. Without that there is no reason to even look at it.

          I’ll post another.

        • #2420932

          Still non-issues for most…

          by karlzimmerman ·

          In reply to Really I go out to companies who use these products

          If you’re trusting your IaaS provider to just take care of backups for you and you have no DR plan, you’re doing it wrong.

          If you’re not thinking EVERYONE is a target, you’re wrong. Small users are getting hit every day. Why? Because they’re an easy target. Whether you’re big or small it doesn’t matter, everyone is a target. Going with a cloud provider does not make you any more of a target.

          “The Most Secure Data is not accessable at all the next best thing is Low Access” – Correct, and you can do that with an IaaS provider just as easily as you can in-house.

        • #2420933

          Ran out of charatchers in the last one

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Non-issues

          The problem here is the Internet and Sharing Data. By it’s very nature it is Insecure but you have to ballance security with usability so admitting that moving your data tot he Cloud is less secure which no Cloud Provider will ever admit or host it inhouse and be less of a target and a higher risk of Pentertation.

          As I said previously which is the best Security Model High Number of Business Data to have access to with a single attack or needing many attacks across multipal sites to get one load per attack?

          These places work at the moment on Costs so they hit the bigger HIGH RETURN Targets which makes things easier for the smaller Targets. Having said that however things like Banks are a High Target so even if a target like that is all Inhouse they are still a higher risk target than the Boat Builder down the road building Ships for the Navy who in turn are a higher risk target than the company down the road building the propellers for those Navy Ships. You may start off with the smallest supplier and work you way into the Ship Design Team and all of the Top Secret Data there which any State will do but it is so much easier for them when everything in held in the same place

          Then when you consider that the better cloud providers have Multisite Storage in different counteries things get really nasty. What may be the Law here is most defiantly not the law there and it may even be the law there that the Government can walk in with their Intelegance Agency and read your data directly from the server as a Faked terminal of yours.

          You can never get over the fact that the moment you put anything in the Cloud it is open to attack and more so the bigger the provider that you chose because they seem to offer the better coverage.

          It doesn’t help one iota that even before you sign up to them and open your account that are breached and all you are doing by moving to the Cloud is handing your Data over before you even understand what is happening.

        • #2420931

          I guess…

          by karlzimmerman ·

          In reply to Ran out of charatchers in the last one

          So yes, if you have a company that doesn’t have an Internet connected network, don’t go to the Cloud. Otherwise, your attack vector is the same. And as I said above, if you’re not acting like everyone is a target, no matter how big or small you are, you’re doing it wrong.

          You’re talking about edge cases like it is the norm.

          And I definitely agree, understand what you’re doing. If the cloud provider is storing data across multiple countries and you didn’t know that, that is a problem with you doing due diligence, not with cloud hosting.

          The fact you’re going with a cloud provider does not absolve you of the responsibility of knowing what is going on, meeting compliance, having security policies, having a DR plan, etc.

        • #2420929

          I think this is on the right link

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to So lets start with the obvious

          So what you are saying is that all the selling points of Cloud Providers are a LIE.

          What you are temped by with the so called advantages of going to the Cloud are Untrue and the only reason you are doing this is Cost.

          I fully agree and do not have a problem with that even if it does break the Law in your Country that is your choice.

          But what I do have a problem with is the way that these are sold to Companies with people believing that they are doing the right thing and getting the benifit of saving them money into the bargin.

          It is just saving them money pure and simple and all the stated benifits are just SPIN.

          So the only reason to go to the “CLOUD” is money which is exactly what I said above when I posted

          “None I can think of other than
          It’s cheaper initially as you don’t need to buy anywhere near as much hardware.”

          Anything else that is claimed is simply UNTRUE. When people accept that we are all better off and despite what has been said elsewhere “Managed Services” are a much bigger Attack Vector than anything else on the Net at the moment which is exactly what the Western Governments have been saying for the past month or 2 but maybe not directly they have been reporting breaches in these services and no one is reading between the lines as to what it means.

          My entire problem with these Services is the Misrepresentation that is pushed out about them all nothing else.

    • #2446939

      Modified Workplace Environment

      by khadijakubra ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      It is cost-effective, user-friendly and most important easily accessible. It has completely changed workplace culture

    • #2894643

      Benefits of cloud computing

      by stephenchongsg ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      The biggest advantage of cloud computing is that you can easily access your data from anywhere. There is no need to carry laptops and storage devices. Moreover, the Chances of theft is also minimal.

      • #2894636

        So how to you access you data in the cloud without a computer?

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to Benefits of cloud computing

        I also assume you need a internet connection as well as some hardware to access your data unless of course you are giving it away tot he Cloud Provider and you simply do not care or want your data?

    • #2894603

      benefit

      by tedbaker1 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      The main benefit is that you will never lose the data.

    • #2894575

      Benefits of Cloud Computing

      by tejas_ambekar ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      The Benefits of Cloud Computing

      1) Reduction of Cost
      2) Accessibility & Efficiency
      3) Easy Software Updates
      4) Even the Playing Field
      5) Scalability

    • #2894531

      Benefits of Cloud Computing

      by tejas_ambekar ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      The Benefits of Cloud Computing
      1) Reduction of Cost – The main benefit of cloud computing is that it leads to a significant reduction in costs. This reduction is from a decrease in operating and maintenance costs. You only pay for capacity when you need it.
      2) Accessibility & Efficiency – Another benefit is the accessibility of the cloud. As long as you have an internet connection you can access your data from anywhere.
      3) Easy Software Updates – A significant advantage of cloud computing is the ease of updating the software. Cloud computing allows for frequent, undisruptive software updates. This ensures you have the best features of the software without interrupting your work time. Updates don’t require a lengthy installation of new software.
      4) Even the Playing Field – Cloud computing allows smaller firms to compete with larger firms as huge investments in IT infrastructure and IT staff is minimized. Paying only for what you need allows you to focus on your core product/service and keep IT costs to a minimum.
      5) Scalability – With cloud computing, you can now increase the volume of your outputs without a corresponding increase in staff. Your cost per product or service offering decreases allowing you to produce more

    • #2894519

      benefits of Cloud Computing

      by kwanele1212 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Cloud computing providers have flexible payment modules.
      • Applications and services can be scaled instantly.
      • International best practices are used to secure the environment. Cloud
      environments are more secure than traditional environments.
      • Build in redundant infrastructure make the cloud reliable
      • Access to services via an APIs

    • #2894510

      clode computing benefits

      by m njoko ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      • Cloud computing providers have flexible payment modules.
      • Applications and services can be scaled instantly.
      • International best practices are used to secure the environment. Cloud
      environments are more secure than traditional environments.
      • Build in redundant infrastructure make the cloud reliable
      • Access to services via an APIs

    • #2447741

      Benefits of Cloud computing

      by muhammadali1 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Hi Jayanth
      I would be honest with you. Everything is turning out to be the cloud now. It has taken over the entire IT and even those remote parts which are not yet integrated with it yet, they are going to be a part of a cloud network very soon.
      The reason for it is simply that it allows the businesses to get rid of all the IT worries all at once so they can purely focus on whatever they are good at.

      Cloud offers:
      Security
      Scalability
      Lower investment costs
      Reliability
      Access from anywhere at any time
      Security
      AI-based threat protection
      Easy to manage interfaces and
      Backup and Site Recovery options

      The list basically goes on and on.
      Link Removed by Moderator.

    • #2447725

      Benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      by varuntomar551 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Cloud Computing is something which you may not even realize but use every day in your daily chores. Cloud computing provides on-demand ease of access to the computer resources, applications, and infrastructures anytime from anywhere while impacting the operational costs, efficiency, and reliability hugely. With internet-based computing, exchange of information has been facilitated with universal access of the computing resources also allowing enterprises to store and process huge data in data centers provided by third-party. Cloud computing has proved cost-effective as shared resources and infrastructures available in the cloud need not an exorbitant investment on the IT infrastructure. Cloud Computing allows us to:

      * Create new apps and services
      * Store, back up and recover data
      * Host websites and blogs
      * Stream audio and video
      * Deliver software on demand
      * Analyze data for patterns and make predictions

      There are 3 types of cloud computing known as SaaS, Iaas & PaaS.

      Saas: Used to deliver applications to its users, which are managed by a third-party vendor. A majority of SaaS applications are run directly through the web browser, downloads or installations not required by the user.

      IaaS: Consists of highly scalable and automated computer resources. IaaS is self-service for accessing and monitoring things like compute, networking, storage, and other services, and it allows businesses to purchase resources as-needed.

      PaaS: Provides a framework for developers that they build upon and create customized applications. All servers, storage, and networking can be managed by the enterprise or a third-party provider while the developers can maintain management of the applications.

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    • #2894806

      Benefits of Cloud Computing

      by arpitab ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      The benefits are innumerable. Few major benefits are storage, security, simplified and powerfulness to be precise.

    • #2894660

      Cloud is the future

      by abhilashurolime ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Cloud computing is the most widely used and successful technology in the world. Cloud offers a variety of services including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, monitoring and much more. Due to fast access of data from virtually anywhere using a remote computer makes cloud computing a preferred technology. Some benefits are

      1. Security: The data on a cloud computer is virtually safe and it cannot be hacked easily because of the technologies constantly implemented for making the data secure.
      2. Cost effective: This is another reason for the popularity of cloud because in cloud computing we need to pay only for the services that we use.
      3. Highly reliable: Since there multiple data centres all over the globe, the data is not stored in a single place and if any data centre fails, the rest will continue to work.

      The number of benefits for cloud computing is definitely more. These are some benefits only.

    • #2447055

      Top 5 benefits of cloud computing

      by alexbarnes590 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      1. The cloud has less operational issues
      2. The cloud actually saves you money
      3. The cloud requires less capital
      4. Cloud computing increases collaboration amongst your team
      5. Cloud computing reduces your carbon footprint

    • #2447013

      Benefits of cloud computing

      by alexbarnes590 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Flexibility. Users can scale services to fit their needs, customize applications and access cloud services from anywhere with an internet connection.
      Efficiency. Enterprise users can get applications to market quickly, without worrying about underlying infrastructure costs or maintenance.

    • #2421270

      Cloud Computing benefits

      by r192377t678 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      There are three main reasons to move to cloud computing:

      1. Cost savings. A cloud user gets exactly as much space as he needs, and will not be charged for any space that he doesn’t need. Taken together, these factors result in lower total costs and higher returns.

      2. Security. Information is the main tool of many businesses, and it is extremely important to keep it safe and secure.

      3. Flexibility. The cloud offers businesses much more overall flexibility than it is possible to get by hosting on a local server.

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      • #2421269

        On Security

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to Cloud Computing benefits

        Just how is this possible when it has been claimed that Countries are involved in Cracking these services to gain Data for their Intelegance Services or use as a Weapon.

        While these sites may be marginally secure against Criminals they show no proof of Security or for that matter even slowing down a State Operation where the Full Resources of the State are put behind the Cracking Attempts.

        Most Western Countries have blamed China for Cracking these systems in the past few weeks and so far none of any of the Cloud Providers have even slowed down the Data Stealing Actions of this claimed country.

        I would suggest if China has been caught with their fingers in the Cookie Jar as claimed many other States are involved and as yet have not been caught or for that matter even had their actual Intrussions discovered.

    • #2421263

      cloud benefits

      by asamits765 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Well, there are many benefits. But, the most important being the data security. You’ll never lose your data. It will be safe in the cloud. You can restore it whenever you need.

      • #2421260

        Then perhaps you can explain

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to cloud benefits

        How so many Western Countries where in the Media Recently Blaming China for Cracking these systems and using the Data for Comerical Gain or Weaponising it to use against the countries that it was taken from right?

        More importantly can you garantee that no other country has been involved in doing the same but has been so good that they have not even had their intrusions detected?

        Perhaps you can point out one Cloud Provider who has the resources of a Country to put behind their Security so things like this do not happen often?

        When Countries are involved in Cracking No Company has a hope in **** of stopping them as they simply do not have the resources or are willing to expend those resources to do what they claim they are.

    • #2447303

      benefits

      by aameliareed19 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Well, Cloud is the future of IT. It obviously has infinite advantages. But that is dependent on what subscription plan you are taking. Like your organization is handling which type of cloud service. Is it a private or public cloud? Generally, it has common benefits like no maintenance of any physical servers and with that no worries of data loss because of any external harm like natural or man-made disasters. less workload, management, cost of labor, etc.

    • #2420869

      Cloud Computing

      by supocod ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Cloud storage and computing power greatly facilitate all the work associated with computing. It’s all a plus. You do not need to hire staff to monitor your equipment, you do not need to physically install and maintain it, spend money on maintenance and upgrades, and much more. Another question is where to find such systems with ready-made solutions that will satisfy your requests? I would search them on this resource. Here https://hostings.info/ you can compare, choose the parameters, and just read the reviews about existing hosting and their possible selection criteria in the location of your remote calculations.

      • #2420868

        And if you listen to your Government

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to Cloud Computing

        You do not even have control of your Data and other Governments will help themselves to it to do as they please which will involved attacking your company and stealing your IP.

    • #2895087

      Three Benefits of Cloud Computing

      by twkim ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      While cloud computing has significant security benefits, there are many other benefits as well.

      The origin of a word of the cloud comes from using invisible computing resources.

      A more untapped cloud can be defined as a ‘platform that is not visible to users but that leverages central server computing resources for service.’

      The cloud can offer three advantages.

      First, increase resource utilization. The cloud originally appeared to take advantage of the computing resources that are not used in the central center. This means providing computing remotely to users who need unused resources. This increases the utilization of resources.

      Second, increase operational efficiency. There is the advantage of managing resources in the center rather than individually painstakingly managing scattered resources It is not only convenient to operate, but also more efficient.

      Third, it is going to expand AI (Artificial Intelligence) service. Machine Learning, which is currently receiving attention, is a way to solve problems by giving AI a lot of data and letting them make a formula on their own. Therefore, it is important to collect data. The cloud is useful for upgrading AI because it can easily gather data for machine learning.

      • #2895084

        How about instead of the Marketing spiel

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to Three Benefits of Cloud Computing

        You produce some facts.

        All of the above is nothing more than Marketing and has no relationship to reality.

        Secure how can this be so when all of the Major Western Governments have been telling people that a State Actor has cracked these Services within the past few months?

        The only possible benefit of the Cloud to any Business is cost it should be cheaper using the Cloud than having the same hardware On Site and the business doesn’t have to maintain the hardware that is the Cloud Providers cost.

        There is no other benefit and with Countries cracking Cloud Providers, Security is most defiantly not a selling point as you are more likely to get your data stolen or worse in the cloud.

    • #2895685

      Benfiits of Cloud Computing.

      by deepuhyd10 ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Cloud computing offers your business many benefits. It allows you to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give you the flexibility of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today’s business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets), access to your data is even easier. Now it supports ERP Could(Netsuite Functional link removed by moderator) and CRM could here are many benefits to moving your business to the cloud:
      1. Reduced IT costs
      2. Scalability
      3. Business continuity
      4. Collaboration efficiency
      5. The flexibility of work practices
      6. Access to automatic updates

    • #2895172

      Cloud Computing Benefits Enterprises

      by philip_woodman ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      I Think the Major Benefits are :

      Flexible Workflow: One of the biggest advantages to a cloud computing system is the flexibility it provides to the individual employee. This is especially important for small business owners who have to make quick decisions or employees who travel. Since files are kept on remote servers rather than a personal computer, they can be accessed wherever you are so long as there is an internet connection. Many people have had the experience of waking up in the middle of the night with the solution to a vexing problem. Rather than trying to hold the thought until the morning, you can enter it immediately into a connected device so you can deal with it at work the next day. For a traveling salesperson, information that was once only available at the office can now be accessed in a meeting with a potential client. You will be more prepared to deal with client needs at a moment’s notice.

      Easy Collaboration: Cloud-based collaboration has made editing files much easier for groups and teams. Rather than passing a document back and forth via email, the document sits in a remote server. Multiple people can be editing it at once. Edits to the original can be marked to show the person who made the change and why it was made. This technology can also let remote employees sit in on team meetings and edit documents or share ideas in real time. A similar collaboration effort can make meetings easier for employees making client calls. If changes need to be made to a contract, it can be edited in real time with the approving manager taking part in the process.

      Reduced Costs: While most businesses and organizations have to work with computers to get things done, very few people would consider themselves computer experts. With cloud-based services, the business is in effect contracting with a team of technology experts to work with them.

      Improved Data Protection and Security: In the past, a faulty hard drive or computer virus could result in a critical loss of data. A local disaster such as flood or fire could make data irretrievable

    • #2422295

      Cloud Computing Advantages

      by samgord ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Cloud computing offers your business many benefits. It allows you to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give you the flexibility of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today’s business environment, access to your data is even easier. There are many benefits to moving your business to the cloud: reduced IT costs, scalability, business continuity, collaboration efficiency and flexibility of work practices

      • #2422293

        That is just marketing Spin

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to Cloud Computing Advantages

        It in no way impacts on what people really do in business but it does sound good.

        The only thing you missed was the claim to save you money.

    • #2422253

      Benefits

      by samgord ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      there are several advantages of cloud computing. It helps in improving the cash flow, increases the efficiency and numerous others.

      • #2422248

        Again all spin and no substance

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to Benefits

        Just like any Pollie the more you repeate the same lies doesn’t make them true.

    • #2422242

      Benefits of cloud computing

      by deborasumopayroll ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      Cloud computing has been around for approximately two decades and despite the data pointing to the business efficiencies, cost-benefits, and competitive advantages it holds, a large portion of the business community continues to operate without it. According to a study by the International Data Group, 69% of businesses are already using cloud technology in one capacity or another, and 18% say they plan to implement cloud-computing solutions at some point. At the same time, Dell reports that companies that invest in big data, cloud, mobility, and security enjoy up to 53% faster revenue growth than their competitors. As this data shows, an increasing number of tech-savvy businesses and industry leaders are recognizing the many benefits of the cloud-computing trend. But more than that, they are using this technology to more efficiently run their organizations, better serve their customers, and dramatically increase their overall profit margins.
      12 business advantages of cloud computing.
      1. Cost Savings
      2. Security
      3. Flexibility
      4. Mobility
      5. Insight
      6. Increased Collaboration
      7. Quality Control
      8. Disaster Recovery
      9. Loss Prevention
      10. Automatic Software Updates
      11. Competitive Edge
      12. Sustainability

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        And with a large Asian Country breaking into Managed Systems

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to Benefits of cloud computing

        Your Number 2 reason is a joke.

        May have been true a few years ago but defiantly not today as all Western Counteries have been claiming that this country has broken into these systems and used the data for their own ends.

        And more importantly you had better believe if that country has done this then others certianly have as well.

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      Benefits of Cloud Computing in 2019

      by roncloudgeek ·

      In reply to What are the benfiits of Cloud Computing?

      1) System administration cost will be saved as everything is on the cloud. No need to worry about the hassles of network switches, servers, operating systems.
      2)Files are encrypted. You can work securely from anywhere. Helpful for employees and business owners who travel a lot.
      3) Provides Flexibility. One can also run e-commerce, CRM, or ERP applications.
      4) Another benefit of moving to the cloud is its level of reliability. If one server is down, you’ll still be able to access your data as another server will take its place. This means that all your resources will be kept safe at any time.
      5)Easy mobile access. Another benefit of cloud migration is easy mobile access. This is a rather significant takeaway – there are now over a billion smartphone users globally and the majority of the would naturally prefer the convenience provided by their portable devices when getting updates about work.
      6)Quick and Easy recovery. Cloud computing has multiple solutions intended to protect and recover your data.
      7)Environmental Benefit
      Since you won’t need a lot of hardware or physical products, your business will help reduce environmental waste. This will help decrease the production of paper wastes.

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