Cloud computing is the delivery of computing infrastructure and software services over the internet. People access the application and store on the remote server system, via the internet browser or desktop application. This service is generally provided by third parties.
The name "cloud" comes from the use of shape like a cloud to depict a complex set of hardware, network, storage, services, and interfaces involved. There are many companies that provide cloud computing services.
Benefits of cloud computing include:
Flexibility – It can be accessed from virtually anywhere, anytime and independent devices that can be accessed from a PC or mobile device without any make/model.
Scalable – Service available on request. Often you can scale the size and functions are provided depending on the needs, almost in real-time.
Cost – Because it eliminates the need for expensive local infrastructures such as hardware, software, and resources to manage it.
Easy to use – The service provider takes care of updates and upgrades. Non -IT often found the service easy to use, and they do not need to do any treatment. Backup concerns are also eliminated to the cloud-based software.
Cloud computing has the potential to completely change the way businesses operate because of new ways technology can be used to serve customers. Flexible working arrangements can also be a way of attracting qualified staff.
Small businesses now have access to a variety of CRM, accounting and business intelligence tools that will be out of reach because of the cost and maintenance overhead. And this gives those new capabilities and the ability to be more productive.