Cloud computing… there are many acronyms out there: SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS, IaaS, and numerous others. But what does it all mean? Essentially, it’s about freeing you up from IT responsibilities. Rather than having your hardware and software hosted on your server in your office, both can be housed and maintained by another entity.
There is no denying that Cloud computing has grown in popularity. According to Forbes’ Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecasts, 2017, an 18% increase in the cloud services market was predicted for 2017 alone. The cost savings and benefits of cloud computing has made it the standard solution for small to enterprise level businesses.
Organizations choose Cloud solutions to reap some clear benefits:
- Lower capital expense – No need to purchase the computer hardware or worry about outgrowing it. The cloud will grow with you, behind the scenes, so you will not have to even think about upgrading your hardware.
- More time to do what you do best – Spend less time on computer administration since there is no need to worry about backups, operating systems updates and patches, hardware failures and other routine computer administrative work. You can spend your time focused on your core business.
ADD’s Cloud History
ADD Systems has years of experience with Cloud services. Back in the 1970’s we signed our first “time share” client, a company in Long Island, a few hours from our headquarters. Hardware was so expensive then, and it was very picky about its environment. This responsibility was daunting to some clients, so it made complete sense for ADD Systems to host the software at our own site. Time Share clients simply paid a monthly fee to “dial in” or use leased lines to connect to our server.
The only problem was that telephone or leased lines were expensive, especially when the users were located some distance from us. It was a limitation, but the problem was short-lived. Soon hardware got more powerful, less temperamental, and less expensive! ADD’s number of time share clients declined as more decided to bring their IT back home.
In the past few years, ADD has seen another pendulum swing as communications costs have sharply declined, and hardware and networking have become more complicated. Many companies are choosing to move to the cloud again and free up their IT resources for other critical projects. ADD Systems’ Cloud is available to take a big responsibility off our clients’ plates.
There is much more to the ADD Systems Cloud Services. Visit our website to read an overview and fill out the Contact Us sheet at the bottom of the page to get more information. You can also call us at 800-922-0972 or email our sales department to talk with us about the benefits.