You can adapt Cloud apps easily and change features to match changing requirements.
The bulk of the tech can be outsourced to third party Cloud operators.
Capacity can be adjusted to match the demand.
Lower prices due to using third party expensive scaled tech.
Good question! Data is stored and compute cycles occur in a remote data center. A back-end ensures uptime, security, integration, and supports multiple access methods.
Cloud applications provide quick responsiveness and don't need to permanently reside on the local device. The applications work both online and offline, and if any content updates are required, these can be created in real time to give live information to the end user.
Some common examples that are used daily include Mozy, Evernote, SugarSync, Salesforce, Dropbox, NetSuite, and Zoho. Other qualifying examples such as web email (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Hotmail, etc.) may not be so obvious, but they depend on Cloud technology and are available off-line if consumers so choose to have them configured as such.
A key difference between Cloud and web applications is the architecture. A web application must have a constant internet connection to operate. Conversely, a Cloud application or Cloud-based application performs processing tasks on a local computer or workstation. An internet connection is required primarily for downloading or uploading data.
A web application is unusable if the remote server is unavailable. If the remote server becomes unavailable in a Cloud application, the software installed on the local user device can still operate, although it cannot upload and download data until service at the remote server is restored.
Developing a custom Cloud application will help with your business' automation, allow you to work on your business, not trapped in your business. Take a look at our Simple Guide to Business Automation to get started.
Lumi IT specialises in developing Cloud applications for your business needs. For more information, contact us at (02) 8318 8311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.