BIG BENEFITS The advantages of cloud computing
A lot can be said for the advantages of adding (or subtracting) infrastructure and software in seconds, a benefit only available on the cloud. Here are some others:
Only pay for exactly the computing capacity you use. Cloud transforms computing into a utility, shifting it from a massive upfront Capital Expense to an ongoing Operating Expense.
Software updates put a major burden on your IT staff. With the cloud, updates happen regularly and automatically, requiring little attention from IT.
No More Racking and Stacking
Freed from the responsibility to install and maintain hardware, your IT staff can directly support the business. This reduces the chances that employees will use cloud services aimed at individuals, which can create security and compliance gaps.
Cloud technology allows your IT department to establish a self-service portal with a list of approved services employees or departments can choose at will, based on each user’s pre-approved profile. Requests beyond a user’s authorization are automatically routed to management for review.
Cloud services and apps typically work with all major mobile platforms, so your software development engineers can concentrate on only those custom projects they can’t buy off the shelf.Back to top
For more benefits, including increased innovation and global reach, watch the video of Andy Jassy, senior vice president of Amazon Web Services: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMJ75k9X5_8