19 September 2011 17:50:57
Cloud computing has been one of the most successful technological breakthroughs in recent years, as more and more businesses witness the cost savings and efficiency advantages of the associated new IT services. One perk of cloud computing pertains to workforce management, Economic Times reports.
According to the news provider, the cloud has helped to lower workforce costs substantially for many companies, as cloud-based workforce management solutions allow executives and members of staff access to company applications at any time, and from anywhere.
The internal IT departments of many companies experiencing growth realize the hardships of taking on new personnel, though the website asserts the on-demand, third-party managed cloud solutions now offered to enterprises can often ease this strain. Specifically, the source asserts, Software-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service greatly reduces the day-to-day maintenance stresses for an IT department.
SaaS and IaaS give organizations an improved ability to deploy new applications, while the company never has to purchase new and often expensive hardware.
According to the International Data Corporation, the cloud is projected to grow from a 600,000 unit industry in 2010, to 1.3 million units by 2014.
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