The cloud is a hot topic these days, and for many business owners, the idea of the cloud is intimidating. “What exactly is this phenomenon, and is this something my business needs?”
Fortunately, the answers are simpler than most people realize. In all likelihood, you are already tapping into the cloud without even knowing it. If you have ever read the news on-line, viewed a YouTube video or accessed email from a web-based platform, you have used the cloud. The cloud refers to the collective power of thousands of computers that store and serve information that can be accessed from multiple sources.
TechSoft Systems can help you harness the power of the cloud to streamline and simplify your business operations. Need to access a document from your smart phone? No problem. Need to share a spreadsheet with 10 other people, 8 of whom do not have access to your internal servers? Easy. Leave your laptop on the roof of your car? Fear not. How about reviewing a confidential proposal from someone else’s computer? Piece of cake.
There are three major elements involved with cloud computing: infrastructure/hardware, software, and platforms.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
In order to ensure that your organization has the capacity to navigate the cloud efficiently, TechSoft Systems can recommend hardware solutions such as computers, smart phones and other devices… as well as infrastructure elements including processing power, storage capability and network components that work together smoothly.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Once you have the hardware and systems infrastructure in place, you need the right hardware-based and web-based software to ensure your data is both accessible and secure. TechSoft Systems can recommend, configure and manage customized or off-the-shelf software solutions that meet the needs of your organization.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Cloud computing has changed how business applications are designed and used. This web-based work environment presents more advanced and customized applications – like inventory control systems, customer databases and project management tracking – all online. The web-based platforms themselves offer the capabilities and function, without requiring you to load (and update) software or even host the data yourself. TechSoft Systems can recommend platforms that allow you to focus time and money on innovation and expansion instead of complex infrastructure.
Don’t fear the cloud; embrace it, with the help of TechSoft Systems.