What is cloud computing? What unique advantages does cloud computing offer my business?

The cloud computing infrastructure is revolutionising all fundamental areas of IT -from security and investment in infrastructure to application development.

Pre-Cloud Computing Most IT departments spent an excessive part of their time on frustrating implementation, maintenance, and upgrade projects - without adding value to the company's bottom line. IT teams in major global organisations and small businesses in India are turning to Salesforce's cloud computing technology in order to minimise time wasted on lower-value activities - allowing IT to focus on high impact strategic activities.

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Post Cloud Computing In the Third Millennium, the Salesforce collaborative software allows your IT department in India to operate with more breadth and depth, allowing teams to work together on business projects, timeline, calendars and reports, combining collective expertise to tap into the power of the collaborative.

Some of the world's largest organisations are adopting cloud technology to increase their power and efficiency.

How Does Cloud Computing Help My Team Work Smarter?

  • Proven Web-services integration. Cloud computing technology is far easier to integrate with your existing applications - whether traditional or virtual.
  • 100% virtual infrastructure - No Software = no onsite installation. Cloud computing slashes the capital costs of getting up and running.
  • Faster and lower-risk deployment. With cloud server technology you can save your business years and millions of dollars: cloud computing applications can be up and running within weeks, even with extensive customisation and integration. Log into your new solution faster!
  • Support for deep customisations. Cloud computing in India allows deep customisation and application configuration. What's more, cloud computing technology is well suited to application development, ideal for your organisation's constant evolution.
  • Empowered business users. Cloud computing technology allows instant, point-and-click customisation and report generation for business users. So IT doesn't have to spend half its time making minor amendments and running reports.
  • Automatic upgrades with no downside. Cloud computing infrastructures allow you to upgrade to the latest-and-greatest version of an application without spending precious time and resources rebuilding customisations and integrations. You no longer have to choose between upgrading and preserving all your hard work, because all customisations and integrations are automatically preserved - during and after an upgrade.
  • Pre-built, pre-integrated apps for cloud computing technology. On the Force.com AppExchange you can find a wealth of applications built for cloud computing infrastructure, pre-integrated with your Salesforce CRM application.

Salesforce is India's world class cloud technology company that builds your business faster, more securely, with greater reliability and constant upgradeability. Come join us in the cloud!


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What is cloud computing?

Everyone is talking about “the cloud.” But what does it mean?

Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad—the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. Looking ahead, the next decade of cloud computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere, through mobile devices.

Life before cloud computing

Traditional business applications have always been very complicated and expensive. The amount and variety of hardware and software required to run them are daunting. You need a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them.

When you multiply this effort across dozens or hundreds of apps, it’s easy to see why the biggest companies with the best IT departments aren’t getting the apps they need. Small and mid-sized businesses don’t stand a chance.

Cloud computing: a better way

With cloud computing, you eliminate those headaches because you’re not managing hardware and software—that’s the responsibility of an experienced vendor like salesforce.com. The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: You only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.

Cloud-based apps can be up and running in days or weeks, and they cost less. With a cloud app, you just open a browser, log in, customize the app, and start using it.

Businesses are running all kinds of apps in the cloud, like customer relationship management (CRM), HR, accounting, and much more. Some of the world’s largest companies moved their applications to the cloud with salesforce.com after rigorously testing the security and reliability of our infrastructure.

As cloud computing grows in popularity, thousands of companies are simply rebranding their non-cloud products and services as “cloud computing.” Always dig deeper when evaluating cloud offerings and keep in mind that if you have to buy and manage hardware and software, what you’re looking at isn’t really cloud computing but a false cloud.

Cloud 2: Mobility and collaboration

The latest innovations in cloud computing are making our business applications even more mobile and collaborative, similar to popular consumer apps like Facebook and Twitter. As consumers, we now expect that the information we care about will be pushed to us in real time, and business applications in the cloud are heading in that direction as well. With Cloud 2, keeping up with your work is as easy as keeping up with your personal life on Facebook.