Most businesses are already familiar with one aspect of cloud computing: software delivered over the Internet. Think of it as renting vs. buying your software. Many small businesses simply use the “cloud” to host productivity applications, such as e-mail, document creation and sharing, and calendars, relieving them of the time and expense needed to run and maintain the software on their own computers.
In the Comcast Business Class white paper, Cloud Computing – Is It Right for You?, we focus on this Software as a Service (SaaS) aspect of cloud computing, The benefits of leveraging this type of computing environment are numerous, beginning with the cost savings.
The primary savings come from the lack of capital expenditure to buy a program or equipment. Servers, for instance, run between $2,000 and $6,000, and companies might need to add multiple machines as demands on their IT system grow. This capital can now be funneled to other vital projects.
To learn if Cloud Computing is right for your business and how to get started, click here.
Submitted by Comcast Business Class