Cloud computing is a practical way to gain immediate access to the level of technology once restricted only to companies that can afford large IT resources. This creates a fair game for small businesses that desire growth but may not have the huge up-front capital investment these kinds of technologies usually require. Cloud computing allows businesses to start small with little to no upfront investment while also offering the opportunity to expand IT resources at the same pace as the business grows. Bringing your small startup to enterprise level is possible with the help of cloud computing services. Here is how:
Start by educating yourself about your different cloud computing options. Service providers follow a three-tiered approach, which includes layers such as Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS). Unless you run a technology company, it is probably best to start at the applications level, where you can also indirectly benefit from other cloud services because application providers often use them to provide you the web-based applications you need on-demand. They employ IaaS to run applications and use PaaS to develop them.
The most tangible benefits of cloud computing come from the value-added applications that you get to consume on a pay-as-you-go and on-demand basis. Using cloud services translates to high-cost reduction, especially as you bypass infrastructure costs and other expenses related to IT maintenance. With no expensive hardware (servers, load balancers, routers, storage equipment, etc.) and IT staff to spend money on, you get to allocate your resources better and stretch your budget further as you identify major business needs that can be served by professional applications. This can mean CRM for collaboration, marketing, accounting, and similar tasks, and other systems that can help your productivity and efficiency.
Scalability that follows the very pace of your business is also possible with cloud computing. With this kind of on-demand service, you will never be forced to upgrade systems when your business is not yet fully prepared for the shift. Because you pay only for what you use, your costs also increase only as your needs grow. This is especially true when experiencing demand peaks. Tailored scalability also means the ability to test drive new applications with only a handful of users or with access to limited feature sets and basic support. Upgrading to higher end solutions is also easier as you keep transition at a steady pace.
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COMMit is one of the IT service leading companies in UAE; it is a service based company that provides a solution for the IT sector. It is founded in 2002 in Dubai having more than ten years of experience & expertise in the field of IT & Telecom solutions. They offer their service in various sectors like Hospitality, Health, and Construction, etc. and have delivered more than a 1000 projects within the UAE.