how SMBs benefit from cloud computing

How SMBs benefit from cloud computing

Cloud computing is the delivery of servers, storage systems, networks, databases, and other computer resources via the internet. Before the development of cloud technology, companies relied on their own in-house servers to deliver programs and data to end-users' computers. Today, it's difficult for many businesses to function without the cloud.

Many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find it more practical to use cloud services than maintain an on-premises (on-prem) system. Learn how SMBs benefit from cloud computing: [...]

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hosted desktop benefits

How a hosted desktop benefits your business

To understand what a hosted desktop is, let's first take a look at Software-as-a-Service or SaaS. Unlike a software program that’s installed on your laptop, a SaaS app is hosted on the cloud and delivered to your device over the internet. When you use a SaaS app, your device becomes an input interface and output display, but the processing and storing of data is done in the cloud.

Now, think of the apps and functionalities a computer has, but delivered to your device in one neat package over the cloud. This package is a hosted desktop, which is also referred to as Desktop-as-a-Service or DaaS. [...]

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optimize your hybrid cloud

Optimize your hybrid cloud environment; five tips

In most cases, migrating your business apps from in-house servers to the cloud makes sense. Your apps can leverage greater processing power, memory, and storage in the cloud than in an on-premises (on-prem) system.

However, there are cases where the need for greater control over data security and compliance with data regulations compel you to keep mission-critical apps on premises. Your staff would need to access one system to utilize on-prem apps and another to tap cloud-based apps, often at the same time. This is not as simple as it sounds. [...]

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Secure your data in the public cloud

Secure your data in the public cloud

Since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, more and more companies have subscribed to public cloud services to support remote and hybrid work arrangements. This means that there is also an increasing amount of company data being stored in the cloud, which makes it vulnerable to cybersecurity risks. This is why your businesses must secure your data in the public cloud. Here are four ways you can protect your company data in the public cloud: [...]

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private cloud

Should you invest in a private cloud?

Did you know that many of the mobile apps you use on your smartphone are powered by the cloud? That is, when you download an app onto your device, you don’t really install the entire program, but only the interface for transmitting inputs and displaying outputs. The bulk of the app — which does the actual data processing — is in the cloud. This means that apps won’t consume as much space and processing power as they would if they were locally installed in full. [...]

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benefits of cloud automation

What are the benefits of cloud automation?

Managing and operating your cloud resources is tedious and time-consuming. For example, you must implement load balancing so incoming network traffic is distributed for optimum network performance. You also need to ensure that cloud resources are provisioned properly so you don’t pay for idle resources. These and other tasks can divert your IT staff’s time away from high-value projects. Thanks to the benefits of cloud automation, many cloud tasks can be taken off the hands of your IT team. [...]

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