Amazon Web Services (AWS) is leading the cloud infrastructure market, but Microsoft’s Azure is growing twice as fast. The longtime users of Microsoft’s desktop software and Windows OS are continuing with the company they have known for decades, hence Azure.
Resource, a key word for any SME or startup. Something which is in limited quantity but required manifold. How do you fight resource constraint and still ensure smooth, seamless, business process? The answer is technology.
Technology has the power to give more ROI than even the smartest investment plan. The reason: scalability. By investing in the right kind of technology, SMEs and startups can create value for themselves and for their clients.
Technology makes collaboration easy. When it comes to workplace, collaboration is required more than ever. We need to be on the same page with our colleagues, employees, clients, and vendors. The many collaboration apps in the marketplace makes this happen very easily. You have real-time notifications and documents on the cloud to skim through when you need them. But where does Shadow IT come in, in this scenario?
Collaboration is important when it comes to daily lives and businesses. People need to share data, information, lists, reports and presentations. Now consider, a second and more dynamic variable added to it, flexibility.
Custom business apps are the need of the hour. We are currently dwelling in a world that is seeing a surge in the number of startups and SMEs. More and more businesses are coming up with innovative ideas and solutions to address service gaps that we find around us. These SMEs have visions and opportunities but often they don’t have the right technology in hand to make most of these opportunities.
With multiple public cloud services providers competing in the space, choosing the best cloud service provider for your business is indeed a tough call.
Before moving on to the criteria on the basis of which the CSPs should be chosen, let us look at the key cloud service providers, in today’s market: they are Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Although there are many other players in the market, as well, but these three are currently ruling the CSP market.
If you are a small business, a startup, or even an SME, chances are that you have given cloud computing some thought. If you are one of those businesses that believe in staying ahead of the game, you might already be hosting on the cloud instead of using a physical datacenter.