The biggest technology buzz word today in business is Cloud Computing. It joins the ranks of terms including: grid computing, utility computing, virtualization, clustering, etc. Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. This means that resources are shared, as is software, and information is provided to computers. The workload is taken off of one or two servers and shared by many. The delivery of the cloud is typically over the Internet.
With many companies and organizations adopting cloud computing, they are finding that their need for physical office space (particularly server rooms) is decreasing. Companies are able to have employees using Toronto shared offices or even shared desks on a flex schedule. One employee may occupy a given Toronto office space desk a few days a week and work from home or another office the other days of the week. Thanks to the cloud, they do not need to take their work computer and desktop software along with them. The software and their files are available to them wherever they have a connection to the Internet.
Before I tell you more about cloud computing, I should tell you what cloud computing is not. The cloud is not a replacement for a physical office environment or a business address. Even with cloud computing you still need a business address for clients to send contracts, paper files and cheques. Customers want to see that the company they are dealing with has a physical Toronto executive office space at a prestigious address.
Some companies are now using the cloud concept and re-thinking office space Toronto as a service rather than a product. They want to rent office space without the expense of purchasing furniture or office equipment. They do not want the hassles of leasing photocopiers or telephone systems – they just want to be able to use this equipment and only pay for the services they use – just like they do with the cloud.
Cloud computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage services that do not require end-user knowledge of the physical location or configuration of the system that delivers the services. The same goes for the clients of companies who use cloud computing – the client does not require to know where or how the job is done, as long as it is done. The company may have Toronto office space and even a virtual office Toronto at 1 Yonge Street, but the main work could be done by employees working out of their home offices using the cloud to work with others at the office (or wherever they may be located).
When your company is ready to move your technology to the cloud, do not forget to talk to Telsec office businesses centres about the Toronto office space and Toronto virtual office solutions that will give your company the prestigious business address you require, while working in the clouds.