Differences Between On-Site And Cloud Computing Accounting Software Software-as-a-service, with regards to accounting applications, simply means that accounting software is not installed in the business premises. It is run through an internet connection but still makes used of desktops, laptops, or any device which can access the internet. There are, however, basic differences between an accounting application installed on-site and accounting software installed in the clouds. If you’re a business owner, you have to take time to differentiate between the two before choosing one over the other. Cloud computing accounting software is highly accessible anywhere, anytime as long as there
Benefits of Cloud Computing To Growing Small Companies During its early years, a lot of business owners believed that Information Technology is just a financial liability and not an asset of the company. Most of them settled for the least expensive alternative because they believed that the company will still benefit if they chose the alternative. However, things have changed nowadays. IT is now being recognized by a lot of entrepreneurs as a great tool in their business process. Some of these companies rely on in-house IT infrastructure because they believe they can better control circumstances. When they have control,
Leveraging a Virtualized Data Center to Improve Business Agility – Conclusion Read Part 1, Part 2… Virtualized Data Center – Keeping it Simple Early designs of cloud computing focused on blades with an independent Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture. This blueprint consolidated the CPU and memory into dense blade server configurations connected via several high-speed networks (typically a combination of Fibre Channel and 10GB) to large Storage Area Networks. This has been a typical blueprint delivered by traditional off the shelf pre-built virtualization infrastructure, especially in the enterprise in private cloud configurations. More recently, hardware vendors have been shipping modular
Cloud Computing, Big Data and EMC’s Impressive Quarterly Results One of my recent articles explored the idea of cloud computing contributing to lower margins at Microsoft (See: Can Cloud Computing Be Bad For Microsoft?). While that may still be true with respect to Microsoft’s highly profitable MS Office suite, recent developments have showed how cloud computing has contributed to several storage giant EMC’s impressive quarterly results. EMC reported Q4 of $832 million, or 38 cents a share, on revenue of $5.6 billion, up 14% from a year ago. Non-GAAP earnings were 49 cents a share. Wall Street analysts had predicted
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cloud Computing To Accounting Firms The cloud computing concept is really very simple. The software programs are on the World Wide Web which accounting firms do not need to manage, install, or buy. There is no need to hire IT professionals because these firms only need a robust internet connection and a browser. Network switches, operating systems, applications, and servers are unknown to these accounting firms. For these organizations, such things belong to the cloud, the World Wide Web, and the cloud computing supplier. An accounting firm can benefit from cloud computing in different ways. One,
Corporate Espionage in the Cloud Era Wow!! That was our reaction when we saw this story about cloud file sync and share that was allegedly used in a case of theft at a law firm. Well, wow and DUH of course this was bound to happen. Whether this turns out to be really nefarious or not is for the courts to decide, but believe me when I say that this is neither the first time, nor the last time that someone will – for good or bad intent – allegedly use DropBox (and its various me to’s) to illegally access information. Chances
Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns? Even as the world tries to find a balance between individual privacy and the eternal vigilance of a nanny state, cloud computing is a casualty of the heightened security concerns in post-911 America. This is something that I had explored in earlier articles, from the ramifications of the PATRIOT Act (See: Is Cloud Computing a Threat to Consumer Rights?), to how rivals of American cloud vendors are actually touting the latter’s vulnerabilities to government investigation as a key business differentiator (See: Your Data in Australia is subject to the US Patriot Act).