Cloud computing is basically internet-based computing, where information is provided to computers on demand from any location. Many people use cloud computing every day, but may not be aware of it. If you check your Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail account, this is the cloud or cloud computing SaaS. Your content, your email and your details are kept online in a secure environment allowing you access 24/7 via any computer with internet access. SasS or the cloud has also been referred to as a “disruptive technology” helping to change the way business and government connect with their clients and ratepayers.
Government or business entities can experience significant savings through cloud-based solutions
Traditional “on premise” solutions require hardware, servers and a multitude of other technology to be onsite, in your office. This requires maintenance, IT personnel, scheduling for hardware replacement, as well as time to provide regular software updates, as well as a security policy.
The cloud takes all of these issues away and allows them to be managed by your provider, in this case Oracle.
To learn more about disruptive technologies such as the cloud, click here to read an article from the Singapore Business Review where Clive Smith, CRMNow Managing Director for Asia, outlines his view and the impact of SaaS in the government and business space.
To find out more about the cloud and how it can generate savings in your business and help generate increased revenue, contact CRMNow today.