Is Cloud Computing the Right Choice for My Company?

So what is cloud computing, anyway?  It’s the newest trend.  Technology professionals are talking about it and many leaders in the corporate world are asking about “the cloud”.  In cloud computing, the word cloud is used as a metaphor for “the internet”, so the phrase cloud computing means “a type of internet-based computing,” where different services such as servers, storage and applications are delivered to an organizations computers and devices through the internet.  

What can it do for my business?  The cloud computing infrastructure has tremendous impact on critically important areas of IT, like security, infrastructure investments, business application development, and more.  

What unique benefits does a cloud computing platform offer to companies like mine in our current economic climate?  Many IT departments are obligated to spend a large portion of their time and budget on challenging implementation, maintenance, and upgrade projects that too often don’t add significant value to the company’s bottom line. Increasingly, IT teams are turning to cloud computing technology to minimize the time spent on lower-value activities and allow IT to focus on strategic activities with greater impact on the business.

Why is cloud computing technology the new trend and is it the better way?  With cloud computing, you eliminate those headaches because you’re not managing hardware and software – that’s the responsibility of an experienced vendor.  The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility.