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The Benefits of Cloud Computing
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    2011-03-23

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    Benefits

    The convenience of cloud computing is one of its biggest benefits.  Since the cloud can be accessed remotely, you are not restricted to a specific office or computer.  This also allows for easier collaboration with others on projects.

    Quick expansion is another huge benefit that cloud computing provides.  Investing in new infrastructure and the employees to run it is costly.  With cloud computing, that is handled by the provider.  You can put in your request for additional resources and services, and the changes can usually be made in very little time.

    Even though many may feel that cloud computing is not too secure, it is actually more secure than most traditional methods.  With cloud computing, you re less likely to experience targeted attacks from hackers, as the data resides in the cloud and cannot be pinpointed to a precise location.

    Cloud computing is not only helpful to the client, but it is also friendly to the environment.  There are multiple ways in which cloud computing “goes green”.  First, if you are looking to expand, cloud computing does not require you to purchase more infrastructure.  Instead of purchasing more hardware, you can rely on the cloud and its ready-to-use setup for your added resources.  By not purchasing and running extra hardware in the form of servers, etc., you decrease your use of electricity, and you also cut the need for additional cooling components.  Cloud computing also helps save the environment since it lets your employees telecommute.  They will not need to travel to the office to use a computer on the premises, as they can access the cloud from home.  Since they do not have to drive to work, fuel is conserved and emissions are reduced.

    As you can see, cloud computing's benefits are hard to deny, and its presence should definitely increase into the future.


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