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Is Cloud Computing Right For Your Business?

  Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC  
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Many Los Angeles and Southern California business leaders are finding out that being "in the cloud" is not such a bad thing.

Cloud computing services locate hardware, applications, storage space and networking components on remote Internet servers on the Internet instead of on computers and servers located on the business's actual premises.

Reviewed are three broad categories of cloud computing - Software as a Service (or SaaS); Platform as a Service (or PaaS); and Infrastructure as a Service (or IaaS) - as well as the benefits and concerns that executives should weigh in deliberating cloud-based solutions.

Depending on your company's computing and data storage requirements and the level of computing sophistication you need, cloud computing could be a good option for you to consider. There are many potential benefits, including lower IT costs, automatic software updates and IT resource flexibility. An outsourced CFO services provider can help you determine the potential pros and cons of cloud computing for your business and make recommendations regarding specific cloud-based systems and software.

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