Cloud computing technology leverages the resources of the Internet in order to save space and power on physical equipment, by moving most (or all) of the commonly used functions in the company, resulting in considerable savings in costs.
Deloitte has identified ten cardinal aspects of cloud computing, the first two of which are:
1. Why is called ‘cloud’ computing?
Resources in a cloud computing system are fully available to the user, without the exact location of these services being relevant. In this way, users do not need to worry about the hardware, software or anything else, because everything is in the ‘cloud’.
2. Corporate strategy must take into account cloud computing
"Identify ways in which cloud computing services can help achieve corporate goals is of great significance," says Deloitte. Why? Given the changes in the corporate IT landscape, it is a priority to align IT with business strategy, in order to exploit new capabilities.
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In order to reduce costs in computer security the Chinchilla administration has proposed using cloud services instead of acquiring its own infrastructure.
From a press release issued by the President of Costa Rica:
On Tuesday the president of the Republic Laura Chinchilla Miranda, the finance minister Edgar Ayales and the head of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, signed a guideline for saving computing resources in the State.
The U.S. cloud computing company has announced that it will open a contact center in Costa Rica.
Scheduled to begin operations in 2014, the center will provide technical support and customer services to Latin America and will initially employ 50 people.
Jim Ebzery, Vice President and General Manager for the Americas at the company, said: "We believe this initiative will help us to improve the service we provide to our customers in the Americas. The goal is to provide our customers with a robust and secure online platform so that they can expand their digital strategies for mobile and data, reducing the risks that exist in the interconnected world in which we live. "
The adoption of business management software in the cloud continues to grow and is expected to grow 60% annually between 2011 and 2015.
However, there are many misconceptions about this type of service. Diego Gonzalez, in an article in América Economía, pointed out three of the more prevalent myths among executives.
You will have no more concerns about the computer platform; others will do it for you and you will be able to focus on information management for your business.
The "cloud" concept, defined as an infrastructure and information software resource that is both dynamic and scalable, consolidates everything and makes it no longer necessary for each company to acquire and maintain the material resources and human expertise needed to ensure data processing.