In the past few years the Cloud has become one of the most overused buzzwords in the tech world. Everyone is talking about it, but what does it actually mean? Essentially, the Cloud is just a server hosted virtually. Or in other words, the Cloud is a series of computers that host your applications and let you access them via the web. This concept is nice for individual consumers, but it is becoming a must for corporations.
In most businesses, the customer has a pretty good idea what they’re getting and how much it will cost. This allows the individual to value the product versus the cost and make a rational decision about whether or not to go forward with the purchase. This system makes sense and has been at work sense the dawn of markets.
As technology becomes a bigger part of all businesses, the issue facing managers is moving from “do we need software?” to “how do we get software?” It is no longer a choice, managers have to find ways to do more with less and having the right software allows them to do this. Starting with this understanding, how do they go about getting it?
Creating a new application is an exciting process where almost anything is possible. The decision to create an application is often driven by a single purpose, but as the requirements are put together more and more ideas are thrown into the pot. What started out as a clean, purpose-driven application can quickly expand into a do-it-all behemoth of an application that is meant to automate everything from payroll to cleaning the office. While there’s no reason an app can’t have multiple purposes, it is often wise to put them in incrementally instead of all at once.