Cloud computing allows users, companies and organizations to migrate and store data on online servers hosted by third parties known as Cloud providers, which deliver servers, analytics, databases, networks and software including A.I. applications to optimize the internal infrastructure and provide business solutions and strategies that can aid a company to achieve a higher competitive edge.It also allows business to grow and diversify their business to attract multiple audiences from across all consumer demographics. In the case of small businesses, Cloud services are extremely valuable to survivaland also growthin a crowded marketplace where major vendors and monopolies control the IT/AI/Cloud technology industrial combine. Cloud costs are scalable, in the sense that one can start with a small investment; providers charge usage fees if you need extra storage and memory (including upgrades) while for the general user there are many popular services that are free (like SoundCloud, Safesync, Dropbox, OpenDrive, Google Music, Google Drive, YouTube and more) but, again, may charge you extra should you need more storage memory.
The most obvious benefits of the Cloud is that it reduces costs as you do not need to buy and maintain expensive hardware like laptops and extra hard drives—while also reducing drastically your power/electricity bills. Cloud computing’s high versatility and scalability also made it the ideal platform for complex analysis and computing processes like those performed by AI analytics software, like Expert System’s solutions for Text Mining. Thanks to the power of Cloud Computing, these software that can sift through all the available data found on the internet (social media sites, consumer/professional blogs, websites, academic/business journals, libraries, etc.) to predict market data and anticipate fluctuations in customer demand/satisfaction. As well as this using the Cloud allows businesses to discover new strategies for project-oriented solutions, and also perform continuous repetitive tasks non-stop to accelerate productivity and regulate supply/demand accordingly, including finding new ways to diversify with new products/services as they learn more about previously unknown ways to boost their business through a cross-disciplinary approach and analysis of all existing areas of human industrial activity.
The fact that it allows extra mobility is another key strength of the Cloud, as ‘mobile offices’ have already developed that enable employees, CEOs and Managers to conduct their work out of the office anywhere around the world by using smart devices that are all connected to a Cloud server (or multiple Cloud servers) and through which company data can be accessed and managed simultaneously by all parties. Cloud providers also offer hybrid Cloud Platforms (like Microsoft Azure) which can handle tasks on both the data center and the host server, in case a company wishes to retain their data centre and migrate only some of their business intel to the Cloud. In this case, Private cloud servers can also bee installed in the internal company IT infrastructure so that they can manage it themselves with the aid of professional cyber security experts and still use all the benefits of multiple cloud services to ensure maximum benefits.
The number of careers in Cloud computing is increasing drastically, and everyone with a B.A. in computer science can become a Cloud Architect, software engineer, database expert, system administrator, and more not to mention the needed expertise of lawyers, legal assistants, or cyber security professionals. Security is always going to be the main concern of many businesses in this technical age. As programmers become more sophisticated in their work, and AI technology continues to improve and grow as such a rapid rate a union of Cloud technology and artificial intelligence is proving to be an unstoppable force in the business world.