What is Cloud Computing?
Traditionally, if you've used a computer - you've installed software (such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.) on your computer, and it, along with the files created, have been stored on your computer.
Today, software has migrated to be 'installed', and used, on the Internet. And you use it through a web browser such as Internet Explorer, and Firefox, or even a smart-phone such as an iPhone.
Instead of clicking an icon in your START menu to access a program, you can click a "Bookmark" in your web browser to access it.
Many people refer to the Internet as the "the cloud", and Cloud Computing is simply "Internet-based Computing", where shared resources, software and information are provided to computers (and other devices, like iPhones & Androids) on-demand, much like electricity!
If you've ever used Google's "Gmail" service, you've cloud computed, because you didn't have to install any software on your computer, you simply accessed your e-mail via a web browser, your activities (replying to, creating messages) and your content were all accomplished & stored online.
The benefits of Cloud Computing, especially for companies, are many, but primarily the costs of:
- new computers, and
get minimized, or the case of a 'server', removed completely.
Another huge perk for many employers is the ability for employees to work anywhere they have access to a web browser and Internet access!
If you're interested in learning more about how Cloud Computing can help you, and your business, feel free to contact us, or give us a call at (800) 573-0234.
We look forward to helping you understand how this technology may help you succeed today, and in the years to come!
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