Cloud over Georgia?
07 March, 2013

Everyone is talking about Cloud Computing, but what does it mean? Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad – the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years.

Looking ahead to the next decade, Cloud Computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere, through mobile devices.
Traditional business applications have always been very complicated and expensive in IT and telecoms. The amount and variety of hardware and software
required to run them are daunting. You need a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them. Is it the business case for Georgia? Yes, it is, because Georgia has highly skilled personnel in software design and well-groomed transit cabling infrastructure, going to ITUR (Italy - Turkey - Ukraine – Russia) is a submarine telecommunications cable system linking the aforementioned countries and other international cabling systems.
With Cloud Computing, you eliminate those headaches because you’re not managing hardware and software – that’s the responsibility of an experienced vendor like IBM or HP. The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: you only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.
Cloud-based apps can be up and running in days or weeks, and they cost less. With a cloud app, you just open a browser, log in, customize the app, and start using it.
Businesses are running all kinds of apps in the Cloud, like customer relationship management (CRM), Human Resources (HR), accounting, and much more.
As Cloud Computing grows in popularity, thousands of companies are simply rebranding their non-cloud products and services as Cloud Computing. Always dig deeper when evaluating the Cloud offerings and keep in mind that if you have to buy and manage hardware and software, what you are looking at is not really Cloud Computing but a false Cloud.
The latest innovations in Cloud Computing are making business applications even more mobile and collaborative, similar to popular consumer apps like Facebook and Twitter. As consumers, we now expect that the information we care about will be pushed to us in real time, and business applications in the cloud are heading in that direction as well. With Cloud 2, keeping up with your work is as easy as keeping up with your personal life on Facebook.
Digital Cloud over the sunny Georgia – a new reality for those who are already webbed and stay on-line.

Note from Wiki:
Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet). The name comes from the use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams. Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user’s data, software and computation. There are many types of public cloud computing.