'Cloud Computing', a buzz words that is frequently pops out in modern day discussions with IT professionals. Being a buzz word, Cloud Computing has proven to be a confusion term with respective to most IT fields.
Cloud computing is a technology that uses the internet and central remote servers to maintain data and applications. It provides on demand resources and services over the internet with the power of scalability and reliability. In simple terms, when you are using cloud computing, you don't need to install the required application on your system. Instead, you use the application that runs on a remote location/datacenter which we called the 'Cloud'. You just login, customize and start using it. Best of all - you run them using your browser.
Enterprise Cloud Expertise
In the context of the Enterprises, all the traditional application that required in enterprises like HR,CRM and accoundintg apps can be cloudify. Which means that, running them on a cloud and any given business can customize it and use it in their allocated workspace.
Gmail is the perfect example of Cloud Computing. You don't need a software system or mail server to send/receive emails. You just login to it, customize it and start using it. Unlike other traditional email management systems like MS Exchange, Gmail doesn't requires a software system, mail server, regular upgrades or dedicated team to manage it. Instead, everything is placed in the Cloud (and Cloud have all those things) and the users get all the benifits that are provided 'as a service'.
Cloud & Myself
Being very actively promoting the Cloud based computing for last 2 years have made all my clients and peers realise the cost, time savings along with enhancement of performance, reliability and disaster safe practice in the day to day life.
My past employer Raffles Education Corporation realised the advantage of having Cloud based services. We have 38 colleges in 35 cities across 14 countries and maintenance of mail, calendar, document and some of the required application became a nightmare for all IT personnel involved. I started the pilot project by moving Auckland campus to the Cloud and the whole process took only 72 hours!
I am expert in Google Cloud Service, Microsoft Cloud Service and Ubuntu Cloud Service. Based on your needs I can also analyse and install cloud based application/software for your cloud service.