The Top 5 Examples Of Cloud Computing

by Mar 3, 2015Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

Examples of Cloud Computing To Give Your Business A Competitive Edge

Today, cloud computing is one of the best ways for companies to implement some of the most cutting edge technology without having to spend a fortune on hardware, software, or IT specialists. Don’t believe me? Check out the top five best examples of cloud computing.


Since its inception, the use of email has been skyrocketing and evolving into one of the most used and reliable forms of communication. Email clients are an excellent way to keep up with all of your contacts and mail, but they use storage space on your machine to store data. Cloud computing enabled webmail clients to give their users the opportunity to check their email page from any place and any device in the world.

No Need To Upgrade

Data stored on your home or office computer’s hard drive is only accessible when you’re physically at the machine. If a user made use of cloud storage, not only could they access their data from any device with an internet connection, but they also don’t have to bother with upgrading their machines physical memory to store it all.

Easy Collaboration

Previously, trading virtual documents was a time consuming hassle, but sharing documents between cloud users is a breeze. Applications such as Google Wave allow users to create various files and documents, and then invite others to collaborate, edit, and comment on that document in real time.

The Virtual Office

Probably the most popular use of cloud computing, virtual office and cloud technology allows users to ‘rent’ software as opposed to purchasing it. Google Docs, ThinkFree, and Microsoft Office Live are all excellent platforms for running a virtual office.

More Power, Lower Cost

Finally, cloud solutions give users the option to hire extra processing power within the cloud for just a fraction of what they would pay to have the infrastructure running in their company. With most of the infrastructure running from cloud providers, you are free to customize it to suit your individual needs.

With these examples in mind, it’s easy to see why so many companies are taking advantage of cloud computing technologies. If you would like to read more, we welcome you to visit our website. Additionally, if you would like to ask us a question directly, feel free to contact us.

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Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.

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