What Is Cloud Computing|History of Cloud Computing|How It Works!

What Is Cloud Computing History of Cloud Computing How It Works Social CRM in the cloud!

What is the cloud?

Moving to the cloud. Running in the cloud. Stored in the cloud. Accessed from the cloud: these days it seems like everything is happening “in the cloud”. But what exactly is this nebulous concept?

The short answer is that it’s somewhere at the other end of your internet connection – a place where you can access apps and services, and where your data can be stored securely. The cloud is a big deal for three reasons:

  • It doesn’t need any effort on your part to maintain or manage it.
  • It’s effectively infinite in size, so you don’t need to worry about it running out of capacity.
  • You can access cloud-based applications and services from anywhere – all you need is a device with an internet connection.

This is important because there’s a shift going on from office-based work to working on the move. This shift is reflected in computer hardware sales: In 2015 about 270 million desktop and laptop computers will be sold, compared to 325 million tablets and almost 2 billion smartphones.

The History of Cloud Computing:

The Internet has its roots in the 1960s, but it wasn’t until the early 1990s that it had any relevance for businesses. The World Wide Web was born in 1991, and in 1993 a web browser called Mosaic was released that allowed users to view web pages that included graphics as well as text. This heralded the first company websites – and not surprisingly, most of these belonged to companies involved in computing and technology.

As internet connections got faster and more reliable, a new type of company called an Application Service Provider or ASP started to appear. ASPs took existing business applications on computing software and ran them for their customers to access on the internet for a monthly fee.

But it wasn’t until right at the end of the 1990s that cloud computing as we know it today appeared. That’s when Salesforce introduced its own multi-tenant application which was specifically designed to do three things:

  • Run “in the cloud”
  • Be accessible over the internet from a web browser
  • Be used by large numbers of customers simultaneously at low cost

How cloud computing works:

With a cloud app, you just open a browser, log in, and start working.

That means a field sales representative using cloud-based CRM can get all the information they need from their mobile device. Contact notes can be updated in real time so they are always fresh and complete and available to others – no more waiting to get back to the office to type it in. And sales managers know exactly which deals will close and when, from their desktop machines in their offices, or their tablets or phones when they are out and about.

Social CRM in the cloud:

If you’re a social media user in general, you’ve probably come to expect relevant information pushed to you in real time. Business applications like Sales Cloud are heading in that direction as well.

If you need help solving a problem, have the accomplishment to shout about, or want to collaborate, a social CRM like Chatter is at hand. Ask a question on Salesforce’s Chatter enterprise social network and others in the company can jump in with the information you’re after.

Who uses the cloud?

The cloud has become so integral to our everyday lives that most people use it without even realizing. In fact, for many people, life without the cloud would be radically different. There would be no Facebook, no Twitter, no Gmail, and no Spotify.

The cloud has transformed the business landscape, too. Today millions of organizations around the world rely on cloud services for everything from document creation and backup to social CRM and accounts. And just to start.

Here’s what that looks like:

  • Companies with over 25,000 employees use an average of 545 cloud apps or services.
  • As of March 2016, there were on average 1.09 billion daily active users on Facebook worldwide.
  • Over half of all Internet users rely on cloud-based email services like Gmail and Yahoo! Mail to send and receive their messages.
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