Why Contractors Should Stick To True Cloud Technology
A true cloud deployment brings contractors and their business a convenient, affordable and on-demand infrastructure. This is an advantageous alternative to having to configure, optimize and back-up software applications. A true cloud platform provides several distinct advantages including smaller expenditures for IT resources, hardware and maintenance.
The most powerful benefit of true cloud technology is the “ease of use”, which is often overlooked. A cloud’s true potential should be to provide more than a web-based version of an application – its true potential should have the ability to host all applications and make them as easily accessible to the end users as if they are sitting in the office.
Many software vendors operate on a subscription basis where they charge monthly, quarterly or annually for their services, so expenditure on software, hosting and supporting is more predictable. Conversely, traditional desktop software which might require specific equipment, may lead to increased costs investing in additional computers or servers. This in turn not only infringes on a company’s cash reserve, but also eats into their bottom line net income due to the increased depreciation costs of the additional required equipment.
True cloud technology allows for increased flexibility on all platforms including training and receiving ongoing support which can be delivered on demand with the only requirement being internet access. With traditional software, often users are required to invest in additional capital outlays for new hardware or software access which is usually via a standard internet browser or through a provider that uses in-house servers and/or gateways such as VPN and Citrix.
Another advantage to true cloud technology is the security that comes with it. Storing sensitive information on a cloud software requires advanced encryption, highly resilient data centers complete with sophisticated back up systems. This all comes equipped with your cloud software but extremely difficult for traditional software to replicate.
Jonas Premier – secured by Microsoft Azure, offers a true cloud format so that users can access the system anytime, anywhere on any device. Take advantage of a true cloud provider that offers a true cloud technology solution and stick with it.