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    Companies learn to use cloud computing efficiently

    Software upgrades and and high license fees have been the standard mode of business operation for years.

    Software upgrades and and high license fees have been the standard mode of business operation for years. Now the cloud's arrival on the scene is bringing a sea of change to how businesses conduct operations. A Tech Radar Pro story detailed how companies can break the chain of licensing and upgrading and save money on their applications in the office.

    More flexibility is available
    Phil Letts is with the blur Group, based in the United Kingdom, and he told Tech Radar Pro that while his personal system has been in the Amazon cloud for some time, the company opted to go a different way and he explained why.

    "We decided that blur would be 100 per cent pure in the cloud – both internal and external systems. We have never deviated from this path. Being a cloud pioneer the early days were marked by compromise; today, it's about empowerment and agility."

    Big advantages merging office apps with the cloud
    Locating office applications in the cloud, said the story, has a number of savings, both efficiency and cost-related. By reducing spending on office applications, companies can save significant amounts of money have flexible access to all the applications used to operate and maintain the office infrastructure. With the cloud in place, every application is accessible by Internet devices.

    Security and data backup protocols
    Information created by any of the cloud applications is automatically stored and backed-up, a key component in every office operation. Tech Radar Pro said this allows companies to free up staffers who would otherwise be engaged in application maintenance or other duties that would no longer be needed. Upgrading the application technology also becomes a thing of the past when merging with the cloud. All of these changes are money-saving in nature and will reflect well in the company's annual bottom line.

    Apparatus, an industry online magazine, recently reported that the Amazon cloud can provide cost savings by lowering variable costs and removing the capital expense, often upfront, regarding power, storage and other vital components of running the office. Another attributes of the Amazon cloud is as the company grows, so do the cost savings, said Apparatus.

    Eliminating infrastructure costs and upfront expenses can help a business meet demand by cost-effective scaling. Moving office applications to the cloud, said the Tech Radar Pro story, can help a company to become more flexible, more virtual and save money for the company.

    Smart office practices and merging with the cloud can mean increased successes at a lower cost and that's always good business.