I think there is no need to tell that IT business is one of the most promising spheres of money investment in today’s conditions. Especially it is actual for people who already have made some kind of a startup capital and are seeking for an opportunity to invest these money into something stable and long-term-promising. Such business is more and more often represented by IT – we can clearly observe this fact by the last 10 years. The amount of IT companies is growing bigger, and still, according to analytics, this sector is not going to be occupied completely in the nearest time. This is in fact the reason that makes it so promising, for businessmen all over the world.
A problem that was always present for businessmen in this field is that they didn’t believe that investing money into some fictional “software”, something digital, is a bit frightening – because this is not oil, or lumber, or whatever – this is something that is present only on the screen of the computer monitor. But with the time flow and the popularity of computer devices (and especially mobile ones) these people have understood that being afraid for their money once it had been invested into something connected to IT is foolish – because the cash back-flow is incomparably bigger than the invested one.
The second problem that had been stopping people from starting their own IT business is the startup amount of money, which had to be sacrificed in order to make the scheme work. Until the last few years these sums were a bit frightening, and not many daredevils could afford themselves risking a software company startup.
But all these things are gone today because of cloud computing decisions. This topic can be rather new for those who haven’t used cloud decisions yet (for example, cloud storage like Dropbox or many other ones), but for people who are familiar with cloud decisions the profit is obvious. A brief explanation for those who don’t understand the principle: you use a third-party remote server and all the processing is carried out by it. All the software is also basing on the cloud, and the computer is used like a client – it just turns to the server when you need it.
The advantages of such decisions are obvious, especially for people who want to start an IT-connected business. Of course, this is my own humble opinion, but still: you don’t have to spend money on serious performing computers and hardware – all you need is a client that enables you to enter the GUI of the necessary software running on the server. As for me, the pro is really very cool – because the cost of a normal machine isn’t very low nowadays, and it’s very likely you’re going to buy not a single one – and this time the sum of money can change so dramatically that it becomes frightening. The problem is completely solved because of cloud computing.
The second pro – sometimes the software you need for proper functioning of your office costs even more than the PC itself. Look at professional versions of CS and other – they cost even more than a good desktop does. The problem is resolved easily with cloud processing and software hosting – you don’t have to pay both for software and for machines (you can buy some cheaper ones, the client doesn’t need an Ivy Bridge i5 in order to turn to server.
That’s why today we have to look more closely to cloud computing and not be afraid to bust (well, even if someone does, he never loses even 1/10 of the money he or she could lose the other way). That’s why I think cloud computing decisions are the most usable and cheap chapter of startup budget planning.
Tamika Clifford is a professional writer on IT and technology who is employed on a number of outsourcing projects and works as a full time content developer. She is very keen to learn more about modern science achievements and those most daring endeavors undertaken be technology developers these days. To learn more on her activities read her personal blog