What is cloud computing or Cloud services and what it can do for me as an Individual or as a Business?
Cloud computing is a term given to a phenomenon in which an hardware, application or a functionality of an application is provided to users online using Internet it can be either Paid or free of cost. It is basically delivery of computing as a service which in turn can be measured and then charged on Usage basis i.e. Licence per user or usage per hour ETC.
Advantages of cloud computing
Prevents Piracy of software’s.
Provides Ease of access i.e. anywhere any time availability.
Uniformity To all of its users.
Does not involve any or very minimised basic infrastructure cost.
Multi Device support. Users can access their cloud services or application using common Browser based interface which can be on a Laptop, Desktop mobile device like a mobile or a pda it can also be your gaming console Like PSP . Microsoft Xbox or a Play station,
Multi-tenancy enables sharing of resources and costs across a big pool of users.
Maximum Utilization of resources.
Maintenance is minimised and almost reduced to zero.
Security is one of the key features of cloud based services because no one can physically access your data.
Can be accessed from any operating system whether it be Linux, windows, Unix etc.
Online Cloud storage Services Paid services
Amazon Cloud Drive.(5 Gb free and from $ 20 to $1000 plans exist )
Amazon Cloud Drive is your personal hard drive in the cloud. Store your music, videos, photos, and documents on Amazon's secure servers.
Continues to improve its VoIP quality. Skype's new interface makes video calls a priority and is the most intuitive out there. We have a, efficient Silk audio codec which produces leading-class sound for video and voice, skype is a leader in voice and video calling.
Salesforce.com- $65 to 250 Direct, per user per month
Salesforce.com is a top-notch cloud-based CRM service. It provides a complete set of features like managing sales, marketing campaigns, and running reports.
Outright.com is an online accounting service that fits light accounting needs, such as tracking income expenses and tax obligations
Microsoft Office Live Small Business
500 MB of storage, 1 complete year of free domain registration, website building tools, business applications and more. It’s a dynamic yet powerful toolkit for small businesses on a budget.
Google Apps ($50 per user per year Direct)
If you want to integrate Google Docs into a collaborative workspace, complete with email and calendaring, Google Apps is the way to go.
Google Docs Beta (Free)
Is a Complete Suite of applications and can be used as a replacement of Microsoft office suite main advantage is it does not need any installation and is available from any platform anywhere.
ADrive | 50GB Free Online Storage. And (from $6.99 to $139.50)
Box.net (5 Gb free) and ($9.99 to $19.99 )
Box lets you store all of your content online, so you can access, manage and share it from anywhere. Integrate Box with Google Apps and Salesforce and access Box on mobile devices
Live Mesh (Free)
Is a service from Microsoft Windows Live Mesh 2011 helps you access the stuff on your computers from almost anywhere.
Dropbox is a simple cloud-based automatic file-synchronization service that lets users share and store files online ($4.99 - $49.00).
Jungle Disk(2$-4$ per month)
Protect your files against loss, theft, viruses, and natural disasters. Share business data securely and privately in the office or across the globe. Sync your critical work across all your computers. Access your data from any web browser. You can do all of that and more, on the go.
Windows Live SkyDrive (Free Service)
Its a 25 gb free online space in which we can upload and share our data across internet or just keep it safe on an online storage.
IDrive(5 Gb free and paid from $ 4.95 - $149.50 ).
iDrive is currently offering three different packages to support the different types of demographics that utilize online backup and cloud storage the most. Their prices are very affordable, and the number of features that are included in their package options are substantial. They are a reliable and secure choice in this field.
Egnyte ($24.99 - $189.99)
Access and share files offline and online, from any location, with any device, Share file easily between offices and with business partners, Store data and administer centrally for visibility and control
LogMeIn Central ($49.99 monthly; $299.00 yearly, Direct)
LogMeIn ignition Central is way to connect PCs via the Internet for tech support or for collaboration. It also gives a centralized snapshot of the health of PCs in your organization and it's user-friendly enough for non-gurus
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