Why your business should be in the cloud

Many businesses are still coming to grips with how to apply cloud computing to their operation, but it's essential to understand the key benefits and pitfalls.

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Why your business should be in the cloud

Does your business have its head in the clouds?

There has been lots of hype around the term "cloud computing” in recent times, but many of us are still coming to grips with what it actually means and how it can be applied in the business environment.

Put simply, cloud technology allows users to tap into software programs and store their data on web-based platforms, rather than on-site, to free up storage capacity on their own computer systems and also back up files remotely for security purposes.

The most common analogy for cloud computing is a public utility. Rather than every household generating its own electricity, which is complicated and time consuming, a group of generators and distributors provide power to each home and everyone simply pays for what they use.

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