As more and more businesses turn to the cloud to help them meet rapidly changing technical needs, many business owners and managers are asking whether cloud based solutions are really the best option for their business. This is a complex topic, so we thought we’d look at it from a few angles.
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At Tolar Systems, we love answering our clients' questions about technology. One of the questions we're asked most frequently is, “what is the Cloud?” So we thought we’d take some time to discuss the cloud in layman’s terms, and break it down in terms of what the Cloud means for your business.
Office 365 for public sector offers organizations the ability to collaborate and communicate with constituents and other organizations more easily than ever before. Dozens of notable public sector organizations are using Office365, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the Federal Aviation Administration; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the State of Texas; the State of California; Dupage County; King County, Washington; the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority; the City and County of San Francisco, the City of Kansas City, Mo.; the City of Seattle; the City of Chicago, and many others.
Companies considering a move to SaaS applications - also known as cloud-based or Software-as-a-Service applications - hear a lot about the benefits. They may not always hear as much about the challenges that are inherent to the SaaS application model.
As the tech industry moves towards the Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud model of computing, software vendors promise many benefits. These include never having to worry about whether your software applications are up to date. They also claim better ability to scale and more predictable monthly expenses.
We hear about it every day in the business world. Here at Tolar Systems it is an integral part of what we do. But for many outside the technology industry, the words “The Cloud” may have more to do with where rain comes from, than something that is crucial to the success of your business.
(This article is part three of a three-part series. Please visit our other articles on this topic.)
One of the big changes to the software industry over the last 10 years has been the transition from on-premise, licensed software installations to cloud-based or Software as a Service (SaaS) deliveries, like Office 365. Large enterprises have been using cloud based services for many years; more recently, small and medium businesses (SMBs) have also begun moving to the cloud for their business software needs.