The Benefits of Cloud Computing
Maintenance users have historically purchased licensed software; requiring them to buy, build, and maintain expensive IT infrastructures. Cloud Computing offers a better alternative and a way to subscribe to services built on a shared infrastructure via the Internet.
Here are just some of the many benefits of the Cloud Computing model:
High Adoption Rates
Cloud Computing applications are available from any computer or any device—any time, anywhere. Because most people are familiar with using the Internet to find what they need, Cloud Computing apps tend to have high adoption rates with a lower learning curve.
Saves You Money
Cloud Computing applications are subscription based. No license fees mean lower initial costs. Having the Cloud Computing provider manage the IT infrastructure means lower IT costs for hardware, software, and the people needed to manage it all.
Because the Cloud Computing provider manages all updates and upgrades, there are no patches for customers to download or install. The Cloud Computing provider also manages availability, so there’s no need for customers to add hardware, software, or bandwidth as the user base grows.
Ease of Integration
Cloud Computing vendors with true multitenant architectures can scale to meet customer demand. As a true Cloud Computing provider we also offer customization capabilities to meet specific needs. Plus, we provide APIs that let you integrate with existing ERP systems or other business productivity systems.
It’s Popular with Organizations of All Sizes
The popularity of Cloud Computing is steadily increasing because it simplifies deployment and reduces customer acquisition costs. As a Cloud Computing developer, we can support many customers with a single version of our product. This approach, called multitenancy, allows our customers to scale as fast and as much as needed without a dramatic increase in cost.
It’s Popular with IT
A recent survey of a thousand IT professionals by Forrester Research found that they are turning to Cloud Computing products as a way to offload management of non-mission-critical applications. Plus, the subscription-based Cloud Computing pricing model can keep IT budget costs consistent or lower than packaged or homegrown software.