The Magic Of Cloud Computing: Companies That Changed Their Businesses And How You Can, Too

The Magic Of Cloud Computing: Companies That Changed Their Businesses And How You Can, Too When you think of a cloud and its association with your computer, your first thought is probably, “that thing my iPhone tells me never has enough room to back up my phone’s information on.” While Apple’s iCloud system is probably the most prevalent cloud in today’s lexicon, more and more companies are getting on the cloud bandwagon to improve their systems and overall businesses. Take a look at how some large companies have utilized cloud systems and how you can apply their successes to your small business. Photo credit: perspec_photo88 / Foter / CC BY-SA…

5 Cloud Computing Terms Everyone Should Know

5 Cloud Computing Terms Everyone Should Know Posted by T.J. Bloom, COO of MDL Technology   If you’ve spent some time on the Internet, you may have seen conversations about cloud computing. Cloud computing which encompasses a broad range of services that involve virtual servers on the Internet, is an simple, cost-effective way to streamline your business’ IT needs. According to USA Today, “Drawn by the promise of simplicity and low cost, entrepreneurs are increasingly tapping into the cloud to conduct business in ways that make pen and paper — and desktop software — obsolete.” To better understand cloud computing and find out how it can help your business, take…

Cloud Computing: What Every Business Should Know

Cloud Computing: What Every Business Should Know Posted by T.J. Bloom, COO of MDL Technology   Cloud computing has grown at an exponential rate in the past year, becoming a go-to method for both personal and business services.  In fact, “the cloud” has become a household word that even people outside the technology industry recognize. While there are many of facets of cloud computing, everyone should be aware of a a few basic facts. Sunguard Availability Services released a list of five tips every business should know to “help your organization reap its benefits and get you back into the 21st century.” Two types of cloud computing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is…

Cloud: How Moving To It Can Cut Email Costs

Cloud: How Moving To It Can Cut Email Costs Posted by T.J. Bloom, COO of MDL Technology Transitioning your business’ email to cloud could help your company cut costs. According to Microsoft Exchange, companies can experience up to 90 percent savings in their first year when factoring licensing, hardware/storage, IT admin and hosted email costs. By switching to cloud-hosted email, companies don’t have to spend as much money on email server hardware support and upgrades while reducing the need for IT support and maintenance. Workers also experience better email productivity with more features, such as being able to access business email anytime and anywhere. In addition, MDL Technology provides 24/7…

Cloud Computing Could Bring Down Business Costs

Cloud Computing Could Bring Down Business Costs Cloud computing, a means through which computing applications, personal collaboration, business processes and more can be delivered whenever and wherever you need, might save your company money. BBC News weighed the pros and cons of switching to cloud in a video and discovered that cloud computing may drive down the cost of doing business. “Cloud can save overall for companies,” said Ajit Melarkode, managing director of cloud storage firm Rackspace. “Previously, when you had special usages for IT, you would go through the whole IT cycle of procuring your IT, setting up your IT, testing those applications on IT, going through your special…

5 Unexpected Business Benefits of Cloud Computing

5 Unexpected Business Benefits of Cloud Computing Cloud computing emphasizes flexibility, scalability, storage and cost savings, but once businesses make the switch, even more benefits emerge. Read Forbes’ list of the pleasant surprises of cloud computing: More flexibility to get into new businesses.  What holds back new the pursuit of ideas among entrepreneurs and large organizations alike?  Time and money, or the lack thereof. Say you want to design and test a new product line. With the available of on-demand cloud resources, new configurations can be up and running within hours or minutes, so that helps reduce the time element. Since users will only be charged for that amount of…