Using ‘the Cloud’ is a phrase you’ve likely heard banded around blogs, TV adverts, at the office and probably over the local park. It’s becoming a familiar term. With a number of cloud computing disadvantages and advantages, you may be keen to understand what the benefits of cloud computing are to you and your business. That’s why we have put together a helpful guide to give you a steer in the right direction.What is cloud computing
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services via the internet
If you haven’t heard the phrase Software-as-a-Service or SaaS for short then its time to crawl out from under your rock as it is fast becoming the technology of choice for many businesses to replace traditional on-premise software.
There’s a good reason for that too as confidence is high, there’s continuing growth and access has never been easier due to faster connectivity. Therefore we’re starting to see several business software solutions catching the media buzz – including social CRM, business intelligence, customer experience management and so on
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems seem to have been around since the dawn of man. I’m pretty sure Neanderthals used an ERP system to note down how many bison or deer they killed during their last hunt.
Despite the dominance of ERP systems throughout the business world, we regularly see headlines with proclamations of their imminent demise, as though they are soon to be replaced by new software developed by another teenage whizzkid in his bedroom during his downtime between stints on World of Warcraft