, Declan Loy Focal Point Business Coaching
What is Cloud Computing?Cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that combine to deliver aspects of computing as a service. Put simply it is the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the Internet.
Cloud9 – Cloud Based SaaSThe Cloud9 service is a cloud based SaaS solution (Software-as-a-Service). As Cloud9 is delivered as a service there is no requirement for capital outlay relating to hardware, software licensing or additional IT infrastructure. The service is completely web based. An internet connection is all the infrastructure you need. For future planning there will be no hardware to buy, install, maintain, or update. Also, due to Cloud Computing technology, all software updates or new functionality is instantly available to our clients.
The Cloud9 SaaS application is available from any computer or any device—anytime, anywhere. No headache, no mess just a genuine seamless, flexible solution that can scale with your business as you grow.
Cloud9 is quick and easy to implement and you could be running your business on Cloud9 within a few days. There is no contract and you can stop the service at any time. With no risk involved there is no reason not to join the smart economy.
Cloud computing in Ireland could play a huge role in our efforts for economic recovery.
If the Government drives targeted investment now while Cloud Computing is in its infancy it could be hugely beneficial to our economy.
“Cloud Computing represents a huge opportunity for Irish firms, public bodies and the economy as a whole. Realising this opportunity depends on moving at a rapid pace so that Ireland can establish itself as a Centre of Excellence for Cloud Computing before any other nation seeks to position itself in this way. The opportunity to create new economic activity and jobs by becoming a world centre for the development and export of Cloud Computing services will only be realised if Irish firms are early to these new world markets. Similarly, Cloud Computing will only improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy if it is adopted early by businesses and public bodies and so lowers our costs and improves our performance relative to international competitors” Goodbody Economic Consultants Report.
Cloud Computing in Ireland will greatly benefit our country, our local industries, SME’s and orther organisations. The Goodbody Economic Consultants report also declares that Ireland is well positioned to benefit from about 13 per cent of the world cloud computing market, generate roughly €9.5 billion in sales and create nearly 9,000 new jobs.
Our Cloud Software is already proving to be the big solution for SME’s big headaches. Cloud9 is designed for businesses of any size and provides world class online services that can easily reduce a company’s cost base.
The powerful cloud software from Cloud9 operates entirely in real-time. With end to end business transacting, Cloud9 automates and updates all book-keeping procedures saving time and money for all parties concerned. Thereby providing business owners and managers with 360 degree real-time visibility across their company/enterprise for more effective decision making. The service can be deployed to operate with existing online and offline business solutions to offer:
The service can be deployed to operate with existing online and offline business solutions to offer: