As business owners, the last item on your To-Do lists is to find a personal patch of grass and stare up at the clouds. There is staff to manage, deadlines to meet, clients to recruit, and most importantly, money to make! But let me shift your perspective to a whole new horizon, where sparing time for the clouds just may give your business its next big break…
Ever heard of cloud computing before? Well, say hello to your new best friend. This vastly developing form of hardware/software leasing is the key to spending less, and spending smarter. While the title may be a bit nebulous, cloud computing simply refers to a massive collection of independently managed hardware and software resources available to multiple companies. The vendors of these resources specialize in server processing, and offer top-notch equipment available to users at the cost of only what your business decides to use. From the small businesses in Phoenix, Arizona, to the mega firms in New York City, cloud computing just may be the solution you’ve been dreaming about.
Why Your Company Will Benefit from Cloud Computing
One financial benefit of cloud computing is high price equipment, that would typically be a high capital expense, could shift to a much lower operating expense. Basically, you pay for what you use, and nothing more. To better explain, let’s convert this to food.
Imagine that all you ever eat is desserts, and you walk into an all-you-can-eat buffet. The options are endless with the wide array of soups, salads, meats, pastas, seafood, beverages, etc. Instead of having to pay for all of these options, most of which you won’t be eating, you only have to pay for endless desserts (money well spent, eh?).
Fast-forward to technical terms again. Cloud computing leads to less spending, because your company will only pay for the hardware/software used, for the duration it is used for. It leads to smarter spending, because costs are solely the result of consumed resources, without any being wasted. Cloud computing relieves the stress of searching for the best hardware and software for the most affordable prices, which gets tricky when facing the nooks and crannies most businesses don’t know how to manage. With the ability simply to rent what you need, you can focus on your responsibilities as a business owner while knowing you can trust that the equipment you rent will meet your needs.
Cybertrails is your IT leader ready to take the leap into the world of cloud computing. A results-driven business that specializes in the best technology to streamline your business, Cybertrails will help your company exceed its potential through the efficiency of cloud computing. Unlike with the dessert bar, I encourage you to fall to the temptation of cloud computing, and to make the most of the advantages it has to offer—I bet you two cupcakes the next time you look up at the clouds, they’ll be looking more and more like dollar signs and success every day.
Sources: http://www.infosys.com/cloud/resource-center/documents/realizing-value-proposition.pdf, http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-cloud-computing-really-means-031
Ashely Rosseli is a professional blogger for CyberTrails, a leading provider of managed hosting services, IT consulting and cloud computing to businesses in the Southwest. Read more of her work on the CyberTrails blog.