Jun 14, 2010

Like summer songs, technologies have their own life-cycles. Jay-Z’s ‘Young forever’, and Black Eyed Pea’s ‘I Gotta Feeling’ seem bound to dominate 2010′s pop music summer charts. However, once fall and winter begin to swoop in newer and maybe even catchier songs will begin to take their place.

Cloud computing is one of those technologies that is seemingly defying a clear-cut life cycle. Depending on who you ask, firms have been optimizing their hosted solutions with cloud computing principles for years. Yet its hard to ignore the fact that this popular demand, usage, and benefits provided by this technology are just begining to go mainstream. And as we know mainstream means that not just corporate giants can take part in the revolution, but small to medium sized companies can also quantifiably see direct operational and financial benefits to the technology.

Cloud computing is expected to have a positive impact on SMEs, or Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. SMEs stand to gain increased revenue because they are able to focus more on business needs and not on the resources required to run servers and employ IT specialists. Because of the set up and minimal monthly costs associated with cloud computing, small businesses are competing against larger businesses on an increasingly level playing field. Small businesses can now afford access to the servers, storage and software they need to effectively compete. Long gone are the days when small businesses could not massively deploy online software, or services due to limited budgets. The constraints and costs of scalability and world-class redundancy have been eliminated with the best cloud hosting platforms in the industry.

As the term “cloud computing” becomes common vernacular and permeates throughout the media, businesses of all size are utilizing the cloud to instill peace of mind. Along with this peace of mind comes the ability to focus more on business relations, customer relations and ultimately increasing profits. Smaller businesses will be more apt to make the transition to cloud computing because they rely on less staff and less resources. Large businesses and corporations will likely take longer to jump on the cloud computing bandwagon because of the need to downsize and outsource formally operated in-house solutions.

In the next few months SingleHop will be releasing their Cascade cloud hosting platform and businesses of all sizes, including current dedicated server customers, will be able to enjoy all the exceptional benefits that cloud computing offers. For more information feel free to contact us- as SingleHop likes to say “it pays to RSVP”. Go here to do so: http://www.singlehop.com/cloud/cascade.php

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