Regular Business vs Cloud


 

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  • Economy
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    Economy.

    1. Achieve economies of scale – increase volume output or productivity with fewer people. Your cost per unit, project or product plummets.

    2. Reduce spending on technology infrastructure. Maintain easy access to your information with minimal upfront spending. Pay as you go (weekly, quarterly or yearly), based on demand.
    3. Globalize your workforce on the cheap. People worldwide can access the cloud, provided they have an Internet connection.
    4. Streamline processes. Get more work done in less time with less people.
    5. Reduce capital costs. There’s no need to spend big money on hardware, software or licensing fees.
    6. Improve accessibility. You have access anytime, anywhere, making your life so much easier!
    7. Monitor projects more effectively. Stay within budget and ahead of completion cycle times.
    8. Less personnel training is needed. It takes fewer people to do more work on a cloud, with a minimal knowledge in hardware and software issues.
    9. Minimize licensing new software. Stretch and grow without the need to buy expensive software licenses or programs.
    10. Improve flexibility. You can change direction without serious “people” or “financial” issues at stake.
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  • Instant
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    Instant
    By 2016, cloud computing is expected to become a $250 billion industry. And for good reason — whether users are on a desktop computer, laptop or mobile device, the cloud provides instant access to data anytime, anywhere if there is an Internet connection.
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  • Secured
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    Secured
    Some 800,000 laptops are lost each year in airports alone. This can have some serious monetary implications, but when everything is stored in the cloud, data can still be accessed no matter what happens to a machine.
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  • No Viruses
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    No Viruses
    Cloud antivirus services all work the same way - Our protection is built-in and runs on each Cloud application servers which makes a connection to the central monitoring server in the cloud. As long as you have an Internet connection, updates to the virus signatures are automatic and hidden, no annoying pop-ups but you are secured as never before. In terms of protection and processing, most of the heavy lifting happens in the cloud, and as a result, the client needs little memory footprint.
    Benefits for moving your endpoint protection to the cloud include the following:
    1. You don't have to worry about users turning off protection software or forgetting to install the latest virus signatures.
    2. You can instantly see what is happening across your network and which PCs are protected.
    3. PC deployment is simplified because there is less software to install.
    4. In some cases, you can even initiate antivirus scans through the cloud service and, once again, not have to depend on individual user behavior.
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  • Work from anywhere
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    Work From Anywhere
    As long as employees have internet access, they can work from anywhere. This flexibility positively affects knowledge workers' work-life balance and productivity. One study found that 42% of working adults would give up some of their salary if they could telecommute, and on average they would take a 6% pay-cut.
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  • Flexibility
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    Flexibility
    The second a company needs more bandwidth than usual, a cloud-based service can instantly meet the demand because of the vast capacity of the service’s remote servers. In fact, this flexibility is so crucial that 65% of respondents to an InformationWeek survey said “the ability to quickly meet business demands” was an important reason to move to cloud computing.
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  • Disaster recovery
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    Disaster recovery
    When companies start relying on cloud-based services, they no longer need complex disaster recovery plans. Cloud computing providers take care of most issues, and they do it faster. Aberdeen Group found that businesses which used the cloud were able to resolve issues in an average of 2.1 hours, nearly four times faster than businesses that didn’t use the cloud (8 hours). The same study found that mid-sized businesses had the best recovery times of all, taking almost half the time of larger companies to recover.
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  • All-In-One updates
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    All-In-One updates
    Access to automatic updates for your IT requirements may be included in your service fee. Depending on your cloud computing service provider, your system will regularly be updated with the latest technology. This could include up-to-date versions of software, as well as upgrades to servers and computer processing power.
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  • Cap-Ex Free
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    Cap-Ex Free
    Cloud computing services are typically pay as you go, so there’s no need for capital expenditure at all. And because cloud computing is much faster to deploy, businesses have minimal project start-up costs and predictable ongoing operating expenses.
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  • Collaboration Increase
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    Collaboration Increase
    Collaboration in a cloud environment gives your business the ability to communicate and share more easily outside of the traditional methods. If you are working on a project across different locations, you could use cloud computing to give employees, contractors and third parties access to the same files. You could also choose a cloud computing model that makes it easy for you to share your records with your advisers (e.g. a quick and secure way to share accounting records with your accountant or financial adviser).
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  • Document control
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    Document control
    According to one study, "73% of knowledge workers collaborate with people in different time zones and regions at least monthly".
    If a company doesn’t use the cloud, workers have to send files back and forth over email, meaning only one person can work on a file at a time and the same document has tonnes of names and formats.
    Cloud computing keeps all the files in one central location, and everyone works off of one central copy. Employees can even chat to each other whilst making changes together. This whole process makes collaboration stronger, which increases efficiency and improves a company’s bottom line.
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  • Competitiveness
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    Competitiveness
    The cloud grants SMEs access to enterprise-class technology. It also allows smaller businesses to act faster than big, established competitors. A study on disaster recovery eventually concluded that companies that didn’t use the cloud had to rely on tape backup methods and complicated procedures to recover – slow, laborious things which cloud users simply don’t use, allowing David to once again out-manoeuvre Goliath.
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  • Environment friendly
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    Environment friendly
    Businesses using cloud computing only use the server space they need, which decreases their carbon footprint. Using the cloud results in at least 30% less energy consumption and carbon emissions than using on-site servers. And again, SMEs get the most benefit: for small companies, the cut in energy use and carbon emissions is likely to be 90%.
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  • Reduced IT costs
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    Reduced IT costs
    Moving to cloud computing may reduce the cost of managing and maintaining your IT systems. Rather than purchasing expensive systems and equipment for your business, you can reduce your costs by using the resources of your cloud computing service provider. You may be able to reduce your operating costs because:
    1. The cost of system upgrades, new hardware and software may be included in your contract.
    2. You no longer need to pay wages for expert staff.
    3. Your energy consumption costs may be reduced.
    4. There are fewer time delays.
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  • Scalability
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    Scalability
    Your business can scale up or scale down your operation and storage needs quickly to suit your situation, allowing flexibility as your needs change. Rather than purchasing and installing expensive upgrades yourself, your cloud computer service provider can handle this for you. Using the cloud frees up your time so you can get on with running your business.
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  • Business continuity
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    Business continuity
    Protecting your data and systems is an important part of business continuity planning. Whether you experience a natural disaster, power failure or other crisis, having your data stored in the cloud ensures it is backed up and protected in a secure and safe location. Being able to access your data again quickly allows you to conduct business as usual, minimising any downtime and loss of productivity.
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  • Business agility
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    Business agility
    Getting the compute resources you need when you need them tends to shorten IT projects resulting in less FTE to deliver the project and a quicker and more predictive time-to-market. Being able to deliver results faster, cheaper and with more quality might just give your business a competitive edge and make her more nimble on her feet. I have seen a data analytics project being reduced from 4 months to just 3 weeks, reducing the projects time-to-market and overall cost significantly.
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  • New business models
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    New business models
    It has become much easier to start business innovation initiatives, often enabled by readily available cloud services. Utilizing or combining these services can result in new and innovative business models, generating new value propositions and resulting in new revenue streams. There are even companies that are building entirely new business models and value propositions solely using cloud services. I see this last category especially in small and medium enterprises, but also think of Spotify, and BitCasa.
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  • Less operational issues
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    Less operational issues
    Utilizing standardized services can significantly reduce issues and defects. This increases business continuity and reduce time spent on operational issues, focusing more on the things that matter. Cloud computing allows you to deploy the same service or topology of services repetitively, with the same result every time. This allows organizations to predicatively deploy pre-build server images, application services or entire application landscapes defined using design patterns.
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  • Better use of resources
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    Better use of resources
    On the other side of the “business agility” model, more efficient projects and less operational issues allow your employees to spend their time on other more useful activities that may offer a greater potential value to your business. This benefit is different for every organization and harder to quantify, but people are an organizations biggest asset and this allows you to better utilize this asset.
    Another take on better resource usage is based on the fact the principle of “economies of scale”; cloud service providers, in general, more efficiently utilize physical resources and reduce energy consumption in contract to a traditional IT approach.
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  • Less capital expense
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    Less capital expense.
    There is some debate about the value of shifting from a capital expense (CapEx) model to an operational expense (OpEx) model. Overall sentiment is that, specifically for short and midterm projects, the OpEx model is more attractive because there are no long term financial commitments. In the OpEx model zero upfront investment is required, which allows organizations to start projects faster but also end them without losing any investments in the cloud services.
    As you see, there is much more to cloud computing than technology alone. The true power of cloud is what the technology, implementing rapidly deployed services in the cloud, can mean for your business.
    Edwin Schouten is the Cloud Services Leader for IBM Global Technology Services in the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). He has 14 years experience in IT, of which the last 8 years in IT Architecture. He is Open Group Certified IT Architect, Expert level IBM IT Architect and has a Masters of Science degree in IT Architecture. He is an evangelist for cloud computing, both internal and external of IBM and active participant in cloud computing standardization organizations in the Benelux.
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    Cloud is the Winner

    As you can see the Benefits of All CloudBam's Services are superior to Regular Business Model. Its faster, more flexible, cheaper and more secure!

    One of the many benefits of Cloud Applications is increased efficiency; services are rapidly deployed and ready for use in a matter of minutes versus the weeks or months it traditionally takes. But there is more to Cloud Applications than just getting your compute resources, storage capacity or application as a service within minutes. Based on personal experience with cloud consumers, here are the top five business benefits beyond efficiency.