A decade ago, nobody would probably have imagined that the term “cloud” would be associated with technology. However, any resources that you now access over the internet is referred to as the cloud. For example, if you save photos on the internet in your google drive or Dropbox – it simply means uploading your pictures in the cloud.
Cloud, by definition, is a term used for software and services that you access over the internet instead of your local machine. So, where are these pieces of software and services stored? They are stored on networks of computers, i.e., servers, that are located worldwide. These servers can do all the work for you whenever you need something and send it directly to your machine.
While the cloud relies on access to the internet, it has a vast number of practical applications for every industry:
In short, cloud computing solves one of the biggest problems – building an ability to manage data safely and execute business operations efficiently. Traditionally, a company would have to spend thousands of dollars on building an in-house IT infrastructure, hiring a team to manage it, and ensuring its security. It can be a considerable expenditure. However, in today’s world, a business can simply rent these IT hardware resources on a pay-as-you-go basis from a cloud company such as Microsoft or Amazon.Benefits of Cloud
Cloud computing provides the business several benefits in terms of costs, agility, safety, and maintenance. Some of them are listed below:
Given all these benefits, it is highly lucrative for businesses to utilize the cloud. First, however, it is best to understand how you want the cloud to be integrated with your ecosystem. Then, depending on how many IT capabilities you want to keep in-house, there are three options:
In summary, an organization that does not adopt the latest advances in technology in today’s highly competitive world generally gets left behind. There is already a rise in cloud adoption by enterprises. According to a survey by Harvard Business Review, 83% of survey respondents agreed with the importance of cloud for an organization’s future strategy and growth. Furthermore, 69% responded by saying that a significant part of their business information and applications will be in the cloud in the coming years. It gives a clear picture that cloud computing is an opportunity that cannot be ignored. It also shows that cloud is bringing a generation shift in the ever evolving world of technology.
Learn more about the Cloud in this video by XpertCloudSolutions , where we are trying to explain everything as simply as possible. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcsBqm35GXg
XpertCloudSolutions is a joint venture of senior IT consultants with expertise in designing and implementing complex and dynamic cloud solutions.
Post articles and opinions on Liverpool Professionals
to attract new clients and referrals. Feature in newsletters.
Join for free today and upload your articles for new contacts to read and enquire further.