Subtle Ways in Which the Cloud Affects Modern Businesses

Subtle Ways in Which the Cloud Affects Modern Businesses


Cloud computing has been one of the most important elements ever since modern business technology has started emerging and progressing. Such innovation has penetrated most industries, even including science research and studies, and it continues to impress with its possibilities, scalability and the increasing number of skilled people who are jumping the bandwagon.

One example of successful cloud users are SynapDx (medical research), which constantly seeks for hundreds, even thousands of genetic markers where clues regarding autism cases found in almost 800 plus children across varied 20 states can be acquired.

With the advent of cloud computing, the number of employees in almost all major companies and research institutions has been shrunk and distributed efficiently to very few staff with laptops and an Internet connection. This is concrete proof how this powerful technology changes and empowers businesses.

The Essence of Cloud Service Computing

The Vice President of SynapDx confirmed that without the cloud technology, a staggering $1 million with numerous staff would typically be demanded just to start with the task. But with the help of this element, they instead reduced this amount to $25,000 per month with steady operations. This shows the power of cloud computing in a nutshell.

However, looking deeper into the concept of cloud computing, we notice that it is a term that refers to real systems built to act as a clever network of computers, software programs and advanced research projects.

This innovation was born in the brilliant minds of engineers who figured out means which can be used to distribute data and software in an efficient manner across several machines and make it available for collective and pooled use.

Using the cloud, any user is able to harness a universal network of millions and millions of computers that are using a huge amount of computing prowess to function. Furthermore, technically speaking, cloud technology takes pride in its efficiency in terms of managing a huge amount of data storage, networking and computer servers.

Users can immediately experience performance gains, as they are now stand-alone elements that are only using a fraction of their overall capacity. Linking these machines together has created a larger virtual system that simplifies and solves a lot of computation needs and problems.

Not only this, further advancements have also enabled using the cloud via smart phones, tablets, as well as web browsers, making it easily accessible to anyone who can afford to acquire the service.

Practical Examples Of Cloud Usage

Taking a closer look at current cloud service usage would give you a long list of ideas, as a handful of big corporations have embraced the omnipotence of this technology, incorporating it into their operations.

To name a few, there is Shell, which is running their seismic research on AWS, while Netflix utilizes the cloud for the streaming of their video content to your devices.

On the other hand, expert users say that, even with the increasing use of this technology, truly understanding its real power and essence could still be tricky.

There will always be tons of issues and matters to be concerned about, and not having the knowledge to understand it could compromise the potential benefits it could provide to its users. That is why we’re seeing an explosion of service providers and skilled personnel in this field of IT.

The Private Cloud

One of primary concerns that companies have about using the cloud is, naturally, privacy. To understand this better, let’s take Apple as an example.

Apple uses cloud technology to offer a variety of services to its users. However, they don’t rent capacity to other companies.

Several corporate data centers from different companies have adopted the cloud technology for their own internal computing architecture, however this does not necessarily mean that they intend to offer such technology to other companies.

Public cloud computing is what most people would associate with the present technology. This is the renting of other companies’ resources and providing infrastructure and support for the computing needs of others.

However, the scale at which the big companies function and operate could create a wide range of advantages. Think Amazon’s AWS.

The Transition of Traditional Business Models to Using New Technologies

With the extensive use of this technology by so many companies nowadays, many traditional businesses have started understanding its potential in terms of providing more efficiency and reducing expenditure. With cloud computing innovations, many corporations have been seeing big returns on investment, and are now able to give more to their users, while using fewer resources.

Oracle, Saleforce and other brands have earned a lot in this venture, offering software as a service using cloud computing as the main tool to provide it.

Market capitalization and the increase in the value of technological services have paved the way to a new investment field, allowing a lot more companies to branch out and offer more convenient products and services to their consumers.

This movement in technological business trends is jump-starting more alternative solutions that could serve as more efficient options to choose from compared to the traditional and old ones that are currently being offered, as well as creating a greater variety of solutions that cater to more particular business needs of specific industries or locations.

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