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What is cloud computing?

As defined by Wikipedia, cloud computing involves deploying groups of remote servers and software networks that allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources.

Clouds can be classified as public, private or hybrid. They rely on sharing of resources, to achieve coherence and economies of scale. At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services (shared consumption, pay-per-use pricing).

Cloud computing services and Software as a Service (SaaS) offer organisations significant flexibility, enabling them to work faster and adopt new capabilities more easily. It will become increasingly difficult to justify not leveraging the benefit of cloud services in some form in the years to come.

The gulf between the cost efficiencies that can be had from the cloud and what is possible on-premise, or through other outsourcing and hosting options, will widen significantly.  As cloud services grow their appeal will widen further. Technology analyst Forrester projects that the value of the cloud market will grow from $75 billion in 2014 to $191 billion by 2020.

Nevertheless, some organisations still struggle with the thought of moving IT services to the cloud. We understand that and are happy to talk to you about any concerns you may have. If you have any reservation about working in the cloud Ask Globocol

Why work in the cloud?

Reducing costs is a primary reason why companies turn to software as a service (SaaS). However, managers in all sectors are beginning to see how SaaS can help them achieve much broader, and strategic, competitive advantages.

Six good reasons to work in the cloud

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