The use of cloud computing is revolutionizing the way business people travel and still access their files and programs. A business person does not have to worry about bringing a flash drive or other media with their work burned on it; they simply can access the internet and the cloud and work as if they are in their home office. A business person may not even need to bring their own laptop. No more worries about forgetting to burn the correct file on a removable media. As long as they have access to a computer with internet, they can get to their work. |
Cloud Computing can help reduce the amount of data stored on a device. A user will not have to worry about installing certain apps and have a concern if the app will work with the operating system of the device. Cloud is its own platform. When a user accesses the cloud, they are creating a “virtual desktop” in which any tool will work on any device.
Cloud Computing makes it easier for coworkers in different locations collaborate with each other. They just access the same cloud and all the group’s work is there, in real-time. This is a good way to expedite services.
Don’t have the right program to open a file? Starting with Microsoft Office 2010, some apps have been moved to cloud computing. If one needed a program not available on the computer being used, one simply has to log onto the cloud and access that program and file there. No more work stoppage because of a missing file or program.
Examples of cloud computing that we use every day is web mail. Google, Yahoo, and Hotmail are three servers that are off site, but a user can log on anywhere there is an internet connection and access their mail in real-time. They also have modified apps they can use to accomplish limited amounts of work. They are accessed with a username and password as a person would do using the cloud.
Security is a key concern these days. Companies may not be comfortable storing information off-site or in an environment that could be shared. With cloud computing, security is a main concern as well. It would be highly unlikely that a hacker could break into an account. Encryption key technology is working towards reducing people’s fears, as well as other privacy protection programs. Data is stored in multiple locations so that if a disaster strikes at one location, information is backed up to another.
With cloud computing, a business person’s computer is at their fingertips, even if their fingertips are on another computer. In a few short keystrokes, they can access everything they need to do their job away from the office. The cloud’s greatest beneficiaries are business people who are away from their office but still need access to all their work. The cloud’s web-based apps empower them to continue to be mobile and still accomplish their job.
Cloud computing in general refers to offsite computing with data and applications running on a virtual server in a secure data center. ERGOS has cloud computing, cloud services, cloud IT and managed IT services offices in Dallas, Austin, Houston and Dubai.
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