So What is Cloud?
Any technology delivered over the internet that historically has been delivered on customer site and promises a future where all computing will be delivered in a utility model just like your electricity.
Cloud technology is not new – in fact it actually has been in use for decades. But it has taken a rock solid internet and high-speed broadband networks for cloud to make business sense – it certainly does now. There are several business benefits to cloud for your business – just to name a few:
- Lower cost of technology ownership in many cases
- Increased productivity within your organization and working with partners and vendors
- Flexibility and scalability of the required technology you need to run your business as your business evolves
- Instant back up and recovery from your cloud provider
But at SBT Partners we like to look at cloud as the enabler of Fortune 500 class technologies now available to any small to medium business – whether it be EDU, non-profits, financial services, manufacturing etc. Cloud allows these businesses to now focus 100% on running their business and cost-effectively leverage cloud specifically designed to deliver to them “business-outcomes”. Cloud first is all about business first.
Now that we know a bit about how cloud came about and what it can do for your business, let’s talk cloud 101.