Before & After

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BEFORE: Cloud computing for small and midsize businesses
 

You've no doubt heard a lot about cloud computing (or the cloud). What you may not have learned is how this misty concept can help with the real problems of operating your business, especially in hard times.

Defining the cloud

Cloud computing offers attractive options for small and midsize businesses that need critical IT upgrades but may lack the cash for a large capital investment.

Through the cloud, you can add new, vital applications or you can supplement the capacity of an existing infrastructure. Because cloud services are delivered via the Internet (often the Web) you only pay for the features and functionality you use and don't pay for extra hardware, software, staff and maintenance.

As a result, your business can grow its IT capabilities, often at a lower cost than doing everything itself. What is more, you can pull the cost from your operating budget rather than your capital budget.

 

 

 


AFTER: Cloud computing for small and midsize businesses
 

You've no doubt heard a lot about cloud computing (or the cloud). It is the practice of sharing a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data. What you may not have learned is how this misty concept can help with the real problems of operating your business.

Problems solved:

  • Grow your IT capabilities, often at a lower cost than doing everything yourself.
  • Shift capital costs to your operating budget.
  • Enable business innovation. You can add new, vital applications or expand the capacity of your current infrastructure.
  • Pay only for the features and functionality you use. You don't pay for extra hardware, software, staff and maintenance.