Cloud Computing As Collaboration Platform – Part 2

Cloud Computing As Collaboration Platform – Part 2

Continued from Part 1

Cloud computing also helps companies to benefit from online services like unified communications services and collaboration that improves productivity and reduces the cost on travel and meetings. Microsoft SharePoint, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Online Services Business Productivity Suite, etc. are a few examples of collaboration platforms that can be used by companies with a monthly subscription without having to purchase software licenses. Some cloud vendors also offer free upgrades to latest hosted software versions.

Cloud to Test Network Configuration

Testing of network equipment configuration is one of the expensive exercises for small and medium sized companies. Cloud computing offers a solution to testing the network equipment configuration with little cost. Traditionally, the network administrators required to build smaller scale test labs replicating their network and test out their network configuration changes before actual roll out. Building a test lab is quite expensive, and the test equipment is rarely used after completion of testing. The cloud computing has resolved this problem and now the expensive network equipment can be leveraged more efficiently by virtue of cloud computing services. Network administrators can request network equipment remotely through a GUI or web services interface, build, configure, and test the configuration without having to invest into building a test lab physically.

Issues Preventing Cloud Computing from Becoming Pervasive

Although cloud computing offers a lot of benefits, yet it is not being viewed as final solutions to IT needs of every company and enterprise.

Cloud computing is not equally beneficial for every business; rather it depends on company needs. There are still some concerns relating to privacy and security of data through cloud providers guarantee both security and privacy of the data through service level agreements and enormous penalties in case of any breach. However, a company with large proprietary data may it uncomfortable to place it in facilities that are not directly under its own control.

The other issues relate to availability and reliability of network that is operated and maintained by telecommunication service providers.

These issues make cloud computing ideal for small to medium enterprises that do not have well established and constant need of infrastructure and software, and it fluctuates with time during a year making it impossible for them to invest in a large infrastructure that is used for shorter duration in a year.

By Krishan Lal Khatri

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