Do business anywhere.
Business happens all the time. You should be able to do business anywhere — even the road — in order to keep up. That’s why the future of most software platforms is in the “cloud”. Where you are, your software is also.
Cloud software, or server-based software, performs all the functions of standard software but allows users to access the software platform from nearly anywhere with an Internet connection. The benefits of cloud-based software over traditional software can be seen in software such as:
- Contact Management
- Sales and Sales Reporting Systems
- Inventory Management
- Reporting Software
- Point of Sale Software
- eCommerce and Supply Chain Software
Cost Savings: Get more for less.
Cloud computing allows for lower up-front costs for business of all sizes, accomplishing this in three key areas:
1. You do not have to invest in the infrastructure required for a new or improved system.
There is no hardware to buy. There is no reason to have to purchase expensive servers. There is no need to expand internal server rooms with new equipment because there is no new equipment necessary. There is also no need for additional infrastructure support staff. These facts help keep your initial and ongoing costs down.
2. Your ongoing support costs decrease because there is no software to install on your desktops.
As updates to the software occur, they are updated to the cloud and all of your employees gain the benefit of the upgrades without any local installation costs. There is never a need for your help desk personnel to “upgrade the software” on each desktop.
3. Cloud computing scales as you need it to.
Since you don’t own the infrastructure, you can scale up much easier as your business grows, only paying for the computing power that you need when you need it.
Portable Business: Do business anywhere, even the road.
One of the biggest reasons businesses look to the cloud as a solution for their business is because of its portability. That portability comes into play in three important areas:
1. Cloud computing is accessible wherever your employees are.
As long as your employees have an internet connection, they can do the same work that they might do at the office whether they are at home or on the road. Cloud computing keeps your employees connected to your databases and the rest of the team, no matter where they are.
2. Cloud computing is accessible on whatever devices your employees are using.
Whether your employees are on a computer, tablet, or smart phone, they have access to the cloud environment. Cloud computing dovetails beautifully with mobile development solutions, making it possible for your employees to complete their duties anywhere and any time.
3. Cloud computing applications are lightweight.
Organizations are realizing that they don’t need the latest computing power for desktops because when they use the cloud for their software computing, only a fraction of the computing horsepower is required to be productive.Cloud Software