10 ANSWERS TO THE UBIQUITOUS QUESTION: WHY CLOUD COMPUTING?
Reduced costs: Cloud computing reduces your hardware (computers, software (all those downloaded programs), networking management and overall IT expenses. In addition, with cloud computing, you only pay for what you use.
Scalability: You can scale your business’ storage needs seamlessly rather than having to go out and purchase expensive programs or hardware. You don’t have to purchase a piece of hardware, buy software licenses or worry about overloading your servers.
Automatic Updates: There is no need for IT to worry about paying for your future updates in terms of software and hardware.
Remote Access: employees, partners and clients can access, and update information wherever they are, rather than having to run back the office.
Disaster Relief: With your company’s data safely stored on secure data centers instead of your server room (previously known as your storage closet), losing power due to hurricanes, earthquakes or a construction worker cutting the power lines, you are back at work as long as you have an internet connection.
Ease of Implementation: Your IT team may not like this, but implementing cloud services is as easy as, well, setting up a Facebook page.
Skilled Vendors: Who would you rather manage and protect your data? A company such as Total Management (with over 4 years experience serving enterprise clients), IBM, Amazon or…. your IT staff.
Response Time: Cloud computing accomplishes a better response time in most cases than your standard server and hardware.
Even playing field for small firms: This allows small companies to complete more effectively with some of the larger businesses, balancing the playing field. Your small business can utilize the same tools that Fortune 100 companies use and can do this because with cloud computing, your business will only pay for what you need (see #1).
Only what you need: Cloud apps allow your business to select only what your company needs, when you need it and use it how you want to. You can select solution from many vendors and not be locked in to buying an entire software suite which you are not going to use….. you use and pay for only what you need