Personal cloud computing means having every piece of data you need for every aspect of your life at your fingertips and ready for use. Data must be mobile, transferable, and instantly accessible. The key to enabling the portable and interactive you is the ability to sync up your data among your devices as well as access to shared data (Tadjer, 2010).
Any type of organization would benefit from cloud computing – large or small. With the current technology advances, for startups and technology companies, the cloud means a drastic increase in capital efficiency. It is now cheaper than ever to start a new service, and easier than ever to scale it. For large businesses, the cloud turns computing from a capital expense to an operating expense. There are technical challenges and security challenges for many large companies moving to the cloud, but over time it should make managing and using computing resources a lot more efficient for ...view middle of the document...
By focusing on these things, this would lower costs for the organization as they would spend less on IT expenses such as hardware, software, upgrades, installation, and maintenance. By creating new products, this would raise company profits as they would be able to sell more and concentrate further on marketing and advertising. This would also help the organization to put extra attention on increasing customer satisfaction by trying to produce more of what customers want. The firm not only would have more time for customers but be able to communicate more effectively and efficiently with suppliers as employees and vendors would be able to access data anywhere, anytime, and from any device.
The cloud itself is a set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that enable the delivery of computing as a service. Cloud services include the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the Internet based on user demand. The cloud can eliminate many of the complex constraints from the traditional computing environment, including space, time, power, and cost (Hurwitz, Bloor, Kaufman & Halper, 2010).
In conclusion, I think we are seeing just the beginning of what cloud computing can do. There are still several people who are skeptical, myself included at times, but I have learned more advantages through this paper. Cloud computing remains to be an increasingly popular trend, and with more advances in the future of technology, it will be evolutionary - affecting everyone. As long as you have an internet connection, you will be able to access your files anywhere in the world. Today, our data, documents, photos, and files are moving beyond the limitations of what computers were ten years ago – they are moving to the “clouds”.
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