Unlike in other Asian and Western countries, the social network sites in Japan did not commence until in 2003 with Goco as the pioneering network. A year after, Mixi came to the limelight, and was followed by MySpace in 2006, 2nd Life in 2007, then Twitter in 2008. Each of these social networks was a success one way or another. In Japan, the functionality of social media gears towards financial, informational, and physical gains. The social networks have become a source of useful information for job applicants, employers, and entrepreneurs.
Cloud computing is no longer a name associated with big IT houses. The picture has changed dramatically in the past 5 years or so. From being a technology to collaborate different business procedures, cloud computing has evolved as the best resource for start-up companies, irrespective of their geographical location.
Not so long ago, only the very large companies could afford to set up ERP systems. The reasons were simple – costs were high, risks were even higher and some implementations even resulted in abject failure and bankruptcy. The situation is very different now. ERP delivered as a service – essentially a subset of SaaS has changed the game and leveled the field.
Although cloud computing is gradually becoming mainstream within organizations of all sizes, there still remains the concern over data security and encryption, especially in the public cloud.
More and more businesses are discovering that cloud computing can save them a lot of headaches when it comes to managing their server. By offloading the tasks of running hardware and software to an offsite cloud provider, cloud computing enables companies to focus better on core business services and management issues.
Many enterprises are starting to recognize the benefits of migrating legacy IT systems to the cloud. However with some organizations the concerns over security and privacy still prevail, especially when it comes to a public cloud environment.
Small businesses are moving to the cloud because of various reasons. Find out the many benefits that cloud computing gives to small businesses and how it impacts that success of their operations.
Of all the usual benefits that cloud computing gives to small businesses, the best yet is that it allows them to focus on transforming their business operations rather than on IT.