Introducing Could Computing for Small Businesses

Honestly I never knew what Could Computing is until I read the article from Google Small Business Blog title “Top Tips on Cloud Computing”. Although my money making opportunities online are still consider small scales, but it will be best to be prepared. According to the article, Could Computing can be explained as below: (From The Article)

Cloud computing, or software as a service (SaaS), is when IT software and services are delivered over the web and through a browser. This transfers the responsibility for IT maintenance, software upgrades and any system issues onto the service provider, allowing enterprises like yours to focus on your core business instead of your infrastructure. That’s why the cloud is especially appealing to small-to-medium sized businesses, which often have a smaller workforce and less capacity for time-consuming and expensive IT maintenance.

No doubt IT maintenance is a time consuming and difficult task, especially when you’re not so familiar with things. Imagine if you need to take on IT maintenance while working on your website or blog, I suppose half of your time will be spending on IT maintenance. Considering the situation in a long term basis, it’s not a productive and effective way of running an online business. The one very important rules of running a business is always focus on the main activities that keeps the business running and improving without having distracted from pleasures or problems. That’s the same as doing the right thing in the right time in the place.

I’m still in the situation where I’m constantly learning about Cloud Computing. So far it seems Could Computing really does has lot of benefits for small business owner or entrepreneur. Below are 10 things to consider when getting in the cloud. (Taken from the Article)

  1. Moving to the cloud is easy
  2. Cost savings could be higher than you anticipate
  3. Improved productivity
  4. Greater level of security
  5. Manage the cultural adjustment
  6. A more collaborative way of working
  7. Flexibility to scale up or scale down your business
  8. Employees of tomorrow
  9. Your business resiliency can be improved
  10. More choice

Although there are some points which I can’t fully understand but all the points make sense. I suppose I’ll have to give it a try in order to understand better. As this is the future that we might be heading, we should take a look at it seriously.

P/S:
If you have any experience with Cloud Computing, please share. Really appreciate it, thanks.

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4 Responses to “Introducing Could Computing for Small Businesses”

  1. jodie_microsoft_smb says:

    Microsoft is dedicated to Cloud Computing whether it’s business software, virtualization or developing – there is a solution to meet your needs. Check with a Microsoft Partner to help determine what solution will best fit your business. Here’s a link with more Cloud details: http://smb.ms/OutreachcyOXfC

    Regards,
    Jodi E.
    Microsoft SMB Outreach Team
    msftoft@microsoft.com

  2. George says:

    Cloud computing is the future of web hosting and complicated operation. It is very scalable and easy to upgrade. As well can handle complex operations and applications.

  3. Dave says:

    Cloud computing is perfect solution for mid-size and big business. Actually the prices are getting lower and lower so it is good solution for small business as well.

  4. Barry Mackey says:

    i have not had any experience with cloud computing but was interesting to read the article and gain some knowledge of
    what it is thanks.