No fewer than 461 people attended a Meetup in Palo Alto, CA recently to hear an overview of what cloud computing is. Most business Meetups are attended by 20 or 30 people, but this is no ordinary topic.
Cloud computing is a mega trend that is freeing regular people from having to deal with the complexities of computer hardware and software by placing all that “in the cloud” (the internet), where it is managed by professionals working 24×7.
Even more important, cloud computing gives businesses the ability to grow without having to worry about constantly buying new pieces of equipment like servers, switches and routers they don’t even want to understand.
The equipment and software is contained in a data center, and you as a business person don’t need to worry about it. Instead of paying huge amounts for hardware and software, you pay a monthly, quarterly or annual fee for just the services you need. Installing and upgrading all the technology is the responsibility of the provider.
“The Cloud” is such a simple, “heavenly” word there’s no wonder the term is catching on so quickly, but you may also have heard it referred to as Software as a Service, or SaaS.
The smart way to manage technology expenses, while freeing yourself from all things “geeky,” is to leverage cloud computing. When it comes to accounting, “The Cloud Bookkeeper” has taken cloud computing to a whole new level. If what you want are books that are in balance without all the gobble-dee-gook, then call or click “The Cloud Bookkeeper.”