Cloud-computing: a better way?
Cloud computing is a better way to run your business. Instead of running your apps yourself, they run in a shared data center. When you use any app that runs in the cloud, you just log in, customize it, and start using it. That’s the power of cloud computing.
Businesses are running all kinds of apps in the cloud these days, like CRM, HR, accounting, and custom-built apps. Cloud-based apps can be up and running in a few days, which is unheard of with traditional business software. They cost less, because you don’t need to pay for all the people, products, and facilities to run them. And, it turns out they’re more scalable, more secure, and more reliable than most apps. Plus, upgrades are taken care of for you, so your apps get security and performance enhancements and new features—automatically.
The way you pay for cloud-based apps is also different. Forget about buying servers and software. When your apps run in the cloud, you don’t buy anything. It’s all rolled up into a predictable monthly subscription, so you only pay for what you actually use.
Finally, cloud apps don’t eat up your valuable IT resources, so your CFO will love it. This lets you focus on deploying more apps, new projects, and innovation.
Cloud computing is a simple idea, that can have a huge impact on your business.
Maintenance Vs Productivity
Recent studies show that 70% of IT budget is spent on systems maintenance, while only 30% is available for productivity-enhancing innovation.
*Source: Gartner IT Key Metrics Data 2010
High Capital Expenditure
Provisioning a data center for peak load leads to underutilization of resources at other times