Cloud computing is gaining traction as a way to manage a decentralized business where all staff has access to the same documentation irrespective of their geo-physical location.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to do business in today's geopolitical and socio-economic climate. This doesn't mean that we should all close our businesses down and feel sorry for ourselves, it merely means that we should look at new and innovative ways to retain existing customers and garner new clients.
A new and ingenious way to successfully manage your business is to utilize cloud technologies. Not without reason, they are fast becoming the best way for modern companies to conduct their daily business successfully.
Before we look at why cloud technology, and CloudShare in particular, is a good way to do business, let's have a look what cloud technology and Sharepoint are. This will help us gain a clearer understanding of the technologies and how they can help us leverage the current market conditions.
Cloud technology and computing
According to Wikipedia, cloud technology "is a type of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand....Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economy of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over an electricity network."
Cloud computing is a successful model for setting up ever-present, on-demand access to a shared bank of configurable computer servers, networks, application, and storage. The aim of these cloud computing networks is to provide companies with the ability to process and store their data "in the cloud;" thereby, allowing all bonafide company representatives access to this data irrespective of where they are in the world.
Microsoft SharePoint is a browser-based collaboration and document management platform that integrates with Microsoft Office. Because it is designed for a wide range of applications, it is highly configurable allowing users to develop a customized application, especially for their own use.
Cloud computing meets SharePoint
We have established that cloud computing is the ability to store documents, software, and data on network servers that are hosted on the internet. The advantage of this is to allow any authorized person to access your company’s data irrespective of their physical location.
SharePoint, on the other hand, is a highly customizable document management platform which allows users to store, and manipulate, company documentation online.
Where do the two meet? It’s a platform known as SharePoint Cloud. It has been developed by a cloud computing company – CloudShare, and “provides an amazingly flexible and easy to use cloud-computing platform” for developing and testing IT applications, software, and systems. The solutions contained within this platform consist of sales demos, developing and testing, and finally training modules.
It makes sound business sense to utilize SharePoint cloud software to keep track of your customers and to drive your business to greater heights. 2017 is the year to consolidate and then grow your business. SharePoint Cloud applications are the way forward!