The Double-edged sword that is the Pay-as-you-go Model We always open up with something like “Cloud Computing offers cost savings because you pay-as-you-go and because of economies of scale” or “Cloud Computing offers elasticity and seemingly infinite computing resource as long as your wallet is also infinitely flowing” in our write-ups and articles. I know I just did. This is because one of the unspoken tenets of Cloud Computing is “minimal barrier to entry and economic scaling”, so it is ingrained into everyone who knows about Cloud Computing that the main reason for moving to the Cloud is cost savings.
Factors Making Cloud Computing Difficult To Convert Into A Utility For Small Businesses Cloud computing use has increased phenomenally over the last years. Businesses use it for different functions and the results are tremendous benefits in efficiency and cost incentives. However, managing expectations remains a challenge to cloud computing. Compared to other services—like electricity, water, and other utilities—the adoption of cloud computing is different. While businesses can easily switch providers for the above utilities, they cannot do the same with cloud computing service providers. This could be a reason for the slow adoption of this technology despite its many benefits
Simple Ways For Businesses To Leverage The Cloud For A Competitive Advantage Cloud computing is one of the best technologies of the century. It allows companies to leverage their computing functions on other company’s servers. When corporations, small businesses, or nonprofit organizations adopt this technology, they get many benefits. The common ones are streamlined costs, efficiency, and security. This article looks at ways businesses can boost their competitive advantage by adopting cloud computing services. Cutting costs with cloud computing Cloud computing allows a business to use other company’s hosted software and hardware at a lower price than the one for
Cloud Can Do Anything – But Can It Do Better? Forbes Magazine, typically an exponent of the cloud computing movement, recently questioned the trend in an article whose title goes straight for the jugular. Such a critical consideration of cloud and its import is in due order. As the piece points out, the geeks and techies of the world hold the real key to cloud computing, its history, and its ethos. Businesses and the general public have received at best, so far, a facsimile of this key — a feeling of connection to and usefulness of cloud, without responsibility for
The Cloud: Inevitable, But Not Ambiguious With so much hype surrounding the cloud, most IT professionals understandably are left scratching their heads and wondering: Should I move to the cloud? Where will it be the most helpful? How can it help drive efficiencies? Where does it not make sense? How can I separate the potential from the marketing fluff? Read this white paper to separate the technology and business potential from the marketing fluff. Get answers to your most pressing cloud questions and better understand when and where the cloud makes the most sense for your organization. Cloud hype There’s
Whitepaper: Start Small, Grow Tall: Why Cloud Now The cloud is the hottest thing in computing today,and enterprises are eagerly seeking to adopt it. They realize that cloud computing holds the promise of curing today’s “data center sprawl,” with its colossal complexity, considerable costs,and substantial capital investment. For their part, service providers see the cloud as a catalyst for revenue growth. Executives and leaders look forward to the day when information technology will be delivered as a pure service throughout the organization, metered, ubiquitous, and available on demand much like electricity or water. But the reality is that the cloud