Business computing solutions in the Cloud
- Software as a Service
- Low Cost of Ownership
- On Demand
- Subscription Based
- Rapid Deployment
- Scaleable Solutions
- Collaborative Working
- Document Storage
- Software or Hardware
The advent of the cloud has provided a way for businesses to access common hardware and software applications or shared resources in a highly scalable and cost effective manner.
The cloud is simply a metaphor for the internet and allows hardware, software or services to be ‘hosted’ on the web and accessed using a browser. In many cases they are subscription based which mean the cost of ownership is low and they can be managed through your budget rather than the use of valuable capital. If you are concerned about security then there are options to host in a private internal environment.
The use of subscription or pay as you go pricing means you are able to flex your hardware, software or service to meet your business needs at any point in time, for example, increasing the number of sales staff entering orders into your stock system in the run up to Christmas or expanding your CRM so external telesales people can access it for a short campaign. In the same way, you can scale down as required – to reduce costs if necessary.
Predominantly taken up by CRM and Accounting solutions early on, the number of cloud based applications is increasing with the majority of major software vendors, such as Microsoft, now using the Cloud to provide a shared workspace for storing documents or to enable collaborative working across remote sites.
If you are considering the cloud or need to expand your business in a cost effective manner talk to SNC today.