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Cloud Computing

Agenda :

What is Cloud Computing

Examples of Cloud Computing

Which companies are using Cloud Computing ?

Goal of Cloud Computing

The layers of Cloud Computing/Cloud Services

Cloud Architectures/Types of Cloud

Comparative Study

Advantages/ Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing: Big Deal

Future of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing for ERP/CRM

What is Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is a buzzword
Cloud computing refers to the use and access of multiple serverbased computational resources via a digital network

Examples of Cloud Computing :

E-mail services :

Cloud storage services :

Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iTunes / iCloud .

Cloud applications :

Google Drive, Dropbox and SkyDrive .

Cloud music services :

Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail .

Google Docs and Photoshop Express

Operating Systems Cloud :

Google Chrome OS.

Which companies are using Cloud Computing ?

Goal of Cloud Computing :

The goal of cloud computing is to

allow users to take benet from
technologies like Virtualisation, SOA
etc without the need for deep
knowledge about or expertise with
each one of them.

The cloud aims to cut costs, and help

the users focus on their core business
instead of being impeded by IT

The layers of Cloud Computing

Cloud Architectures/Types of Cloud


Public Cloud


Private Cloud


Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Architectures: Public Cloud

This focuses on cloud service providers whose data centers are

external to the users of the service (businesses or individuals). These
clouds are known as public cloudsboth the infrastructure and
control of these clouds is with the service provider.

Cloud Architectures: Private Cloud

A variation on this scenario is the private cloud. Here, the cloud

provider is responsible only for the infrastructure & not for

the control. This setup is equivalent to a section of a shared data

center being partitioned for use by a specific customer. The private

cloud can offer SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS services, though IaaS might appear
to be a more natural fit.


Cloud Architectures: Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud involves data centers storing secure and important data
on the enterprise premises and less important data to be stores at a
remote location in the cloud. So it is a mixture of public and
private cloud that yields the most benefit.


Comparative Study
Traditional In-house system

Cloud services in the form of SaaS, Paas and

1. High CapEx

1. OpEx oriented

2. Time required to implement the system

2. Comparatively low startup cost

3. Maintenance Cost

3. Pay for what you use

4. Equipment depreciation

4. Low maintenance cost

5. Dedicated staff for 24 * 7 support

5. Scalable and secure environment

6. Under-utilized resources

6. Business companies can focus on business

development, not on IT.

Advantages of Cloud Computing

Lower computer costs:


do not need a high-powered and high-priced computer

to run cloud computing's web-based applications.

Improved performance .

Reduced software costs .

Unlimited storage capacity:


computing offers virtually limitless storage.


Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Requires a constant Internet connection:

Cloud computing is impossible if you cannot connect to the Internet.

Does not work well with low-speed connections.

Features might be limited .

Can be slow:

Even with a fast connection, web-based applications can

sometimes be slower than accessing a similar software program on
your desktop PC.


Cloud Computing: Big Deal ?


time/place access via web browser.


scalability; incremental cost and load sharing.

forget need to focus on local IT.


Demand service




What is the future of Cloud Computing ?

Cloud computing has been called the way of the future. It
opens doors by making applications and technology more
accessible than in previous years. Companies that would
normally require enormous amounts of startup capital may
only need a fraction of what was previously required to
Currently, if the company can afford it, then they can have
access to the full Microsoft Suite, ERP applications, CRM
applications, accounting software, and a host of other
applications that will improve productivity within a
The past of cloud computing is bright, but the future of
cloud computing is even brighter.


Common Challenges
Faced in
ERP/CRM Implementation



Implementation is done in stages

Appropriate training is very essential


( can backfire, with redundant work and functional


Lack of proper analysis of requirements

(might affect the operations in the long run and reduce the
productivity and profitability)


Lack of Support from Senior Management

( lead to unnecessary frustrations, delay in operations
and ineffective decisions)

Compatibility Issues with ERP Modules

( issues in integration of modules)


Cost Overheads
(if requirements are not properly discussed and decided)

Investment in Infrastructure is very essential.

(requires provisioning of good processing speed and adequate

Key Benefits of Cloud for ERP/CRM


Applications are a faster time to value

Minimal to zero capital outlays,
Minimal operational and maintenance costs,
Fewer required IT resources (both on the front end
and the back end),
Easier implementation and integration.


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