In 2009, Laptoplogic published an article that discussed why cloud computing is the wave of the future. I’m not going to dispute any of the points. Instead, I’m going to reiterate them and tell you that these 10 reasons are great reasons to adopt cloud computing for your business right now.

  1. Software as a Service – The original article said “Software as a Subscription.” It means the same thing. With a service-oriented software subscription delivered over the Internet, you can get the software you need for your business without the bundle.
  2. Reduced Software Maintenance – I’m going to add reduced hardware maintenance as well. Let someone else do the maintenance.
  3. Increased Reliability – With load shifting and redundancy you’ll have fewer down times.
  4. Increased Scalability – Add more storage space or hardware at your convenience.
  5. Cost Reduction – Let the service provider absorb the costs.
  6. Environmentally Friendly – Instead of purchasing additional hardware, you can use existing computing systems and cut down on electronic parts in the land fills.
  7. Matches Current Computing Trends – You might as well get on the bandwagon. Your competition is.
  8. Portability and Accessibility – Access your files and documents from anywhere in the world. You don’t have to carry them with you.
  9. Computing Efficiency – Virtualization is making cloud computing even more efficient than before.
  10. Versionless Software – With cloud computing you no longer have to upgrade your software packages. Upgrades are automatic and you can enjoy the benefits of increased functionality without the drawback of version upgrades.

Cloud computing has many benefits. These are the top 10. As time progresses, these benefits will become greater and we are likely to discover more benefits as well. Now is the time to get into cloud computing.