Why Startups Need Cloud Computing

Information is key. Startups should be able to receive and retrieve information at all times, particularly when it has to do with the company’s technology and data.  Cloud computing is one emerging process that can really make startup life easier. It can allow you to remotely access data from anywhere, while safely storing your most important programs.

To clarify, cloud computing is internet-based computing that allows the use and storage of data and resources in an online network. The “cloud” allows users to interact with information and software without the use of your personal physical storage units. A great example of cloud computing would be the Salesforce CRM, which allows users to access a variety of customer information, or Google Apps, which allows you to develop and modify an application that you create from the cloud.

My goal is simply to help startups understand why you should appreciate and use the cloud. Just as internet users “harness the power of Google,” we will all soon be “putting everything on the cloud.” Cloud computing provides countless benefits to users, including:

1. Reduced Cost
Cloud technology is cheap and readily available based on your person’s or organization’s needs

2. Increased Storage
More data can be stored on the cloud than on private computer systems.

3. Highly Automated
Users don’t have to worry about updates and IT-related worries, thus simplifying the process.

4. Flexibility
Cloud computing offers much more flexibility than past computing methods.

5. More Mobility
Users can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at one location.

What can your company use the cloud for?

1. To store your documents, applications and data (you can access from anywhere)

2. To share information with friends (Large files and applications are no longer a problem)

3. Create/Build applications, platforms, services in a durable and safe manner

4. Make your internet experience better!

Cloud computing is an innovative way to utilize the assets of computers and the internet. Save money, save time, and enjoy your startup’s computing experience. If you have any additions to my post, please add them to the comments below.

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