Anyone in an IT related field should be familiar with cloud computing by now. While its benefits and drawbacks are debatable, most businesses should, at a minimum, be evaluating potential uses of and migration to cloud computing services. Major computing and Internet industry players, like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, are committed to the future of cloud based services, software, and storage.
Google’s online suite of productivity software, which includes products like Docs, Gmail, and Calendar, offer users a free alternative to Microsoft’s traditionally best selling Office suite. To promote these for use within a business context, Google today announced an online calculator through which businesses can estimate potential savings in switching to its cloud based services across a range of productivity metrics. By simply entering a businesses number of employees, the demonstration estimates savings of both time and money.
So if you have your own business, are thinking of starting one, or are just in charge of yearly Microsoft Office licence renewals, check out Google’s demonstration. Maybe you can jump start your company’s move to the cloud.