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Cloud Computing. Changing the way we view software. Definition. Internet -based computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked so as to allow sharing of data-processing tasks, centralized data storage, and online access to computer services or resources .

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Cloud computing

Cloud Computing

Changing the way we view software



  • Internet-based computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked so as to allow sharing of data-processing tasks, centralized data storage, and online access to computer services or resources.

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How will businesses utilize cloud computing

How Will Businesses Utilize Cloud Computing?

Information accessibility

Information Accessibility

  • Applications currently utilized to manage information of a wide variety will be made available on a variety of mobile devices

    • In Northern Pennsylvania, Blue Cross Blue Shield has adopted a cloud platform that allows its 300,000 members access to medical claims and history via mobile devices (




  • Information can be shared easily between large groups leading to improvements in communication and trend analysis

    • In 2011, Avon Corporation equipped its team of 100,000+ salespeople with a mobile application that shares sales data in real-time

      • This process once required a significant amount of data entry and there was no automation in regards to the distribution of information prior to their cloud platform’s implementation




  • Decreased IT costs

    • Networks and workstations will require significantly less maintenance

    • Individual IT departments will no longer be required to troubleshoot software on individual workstations but rather Cloud administrators maintain a single system that is accessed by each workstation


Microsoft cloud computing


Microsoft cloud


-Small businesses today are heavily invested in Microsoft technologies. Microsoft is encouraging companies to move existing IT resources off their existing “grounded” infrastructure and move into the cloud.

-Microsoft is attempting to again reposition itself, this time as a cloud-based provider of online software and IT infrastructure.

-Microsoft is targeting their cloud offerings at businesses concerned with reducing IT overhead while simultaneously increasing employee productivity.


Business productivity online suite bpos

Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS)

  • Provides a company with an enterprise-class, cloud-based messaging and collaboration platform without having to make substantial investments in servers and licensing software.


Components of bpos


  • BPOS consists of four components:

  • 1. Exchange Online with 25GB of e-mail storage for each user

  • 2. SharePoint Online for company document management, information sharing and team collaboration

  • 3. Office Live Meeting for PC audio and video conferencing and screen sharing

  • 4. Office Communicator Online for secure instant messaging and online presence


Microsoft products

Microsoft Products

  • Public Cloud

  • Windows Azure Platform

  • Office 365

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

  • Private Cloud

  • Windows Server

  • Windows System Center

Google cloud computing

Google Cloud Computing

Google cloud computing1

Google Cloud Computing

  • Google provides companies with an one of he most reliable and inexpensive cloud services available.

  • With some of the best 24/7 customer service, security and a guaranteed 99.9% uptime Google cloud offers reliability and inexpensiveness most companies desire.

Pricing and services

Pricing and Services.

  • For a price of $5/month per user Google offers its cloud service.

  • 25 GB of Gmail storage.

  • 1 GB of document storage per user.

  • 10 GB site storage plus 500 MB per user.

  • Customized password requirements.

Other key features

Other Key Features

  • Mobile mail, calendar and instant message service.

  • Google video for business offers secure video sharing for businesses.

  • Mailing list functionality to make sharing with groups simple.

  • Email routing and customizable spam filters.

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