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CLOUD COMPUTING – A Perk to your Business??

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Whether it’s an SMB or a Fortune 500 company, the switch to CLOUD seems to be a direction everybody and anybody is heading in. Cloud computing, in general, is anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. Cloud computing is simply getting IT services, such as emails, customer relationship management or web conferencing over the internet.

The cloud services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) & Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The name cloud computing was inspired by the cloud symbol that’s often used to represent the Internet in flowcharts.

Check out below some real perks of Cloud Computing:

Automatic software updates:

The beauty of cloud computing is that the servers are off-premise and out of sight. Service Providers can take care of them for you and handle regular software & security updates. You would no longer need to worry about updating your software or investing in new back-end technology.

Enterprise-level back-up:

While there are some concerns around data protection, Cloud Computing can give your business access to professionally managed back-up for all of your business information.

Environmentally friendly:

Cloud Computing can offer a more environmentally friendly way of fulfilling your IT requirements, by helping reduce your energy consumption. It can also help you reduce equipment wastage, since any reduction to your hardware needs will limit future redundancy.

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Flexibility:

Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating bandwidth demands. Employees can access files using web-enabled devices such as smartphones, laptops and netbooks.

Scalability:

Easily upscale or downscale your IT requirements as and when required.

Reduced IT Costs

Having your business applications provided over the internet means you would no longer need to install and set up that software across your business yourself.

Disaster recovery

Businesses of all sizes should be investing in robust disaster recovery, but for smaller businesses that lack the required cash and expertise, this is often more an ideal than the reality.

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Increased Collaboration:

When your teams can access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere, they’re able to do better together. Cloud-based workflow and file sharing apps help them make updates in real time and gives them full visibility of their collaborations.

Security:

As your data is stored in the cloud, you can access it no matter what happens to your machine. And you can even remotely wipe data from lost laptops so it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

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Cost Effective:

Because companies don’t have to purchase equipment and build out and operate a data center, they don’t have to spend significant money on hardware, facilities, utilities and other aspects of operations.

These perks and benefits of cloud computing were just a handful of the big basket. Learn more and train yourself over various Cloud Computing skills with NetCom Learning. NetCom Learning has serviced over 80% of Fortune 100 companies. We’ve helped over 10,000 organizations achieve their business goals by offering a full complement of Managed Learning Services, including IT and business training, curriculum design and content development, learning delivery and administration, consulting and advisory services, and management of learning technology.

We recently organized a complimentary webinar on Cloud Computing – “Technical Webinar: Getting started on your flight plan for the Cloud” Click HERE to view the webinar recording.

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