11 Mar March 11, 2017 in Cloud tagged: Cloud Historically, organisations were required to buy, build, and maintain their IT infrastructures despite exponential costs. The benefit of moving to a cloud model is that it gives organisations an alternative in which they can plug in and subscribe to services built on shared infrastructure via the Internet. By utilising this software distribution model organisation can expect the following benefits: High adoption driven by a distributed workforce SaaS applications are available from any computer or any device, anytime and anywhere. When combined with employee expectations around flexible working, SaaS is an excellent business enabler. Seamless Integration SaaS vendors with true multi-tenant architectures can scale indefinitely to meet customer demand. Many SaaS providers also offer customisation capabilities to meet specific needs. Plus, many provide APIs that let organisations integrate with existing ERP systems or other business productivity systems. Innovate Faster Setting up platform-level software to run your organisations applications is time-consuming and complex. By simplifying, automating, and in many cases eliminating the steps associated with setting up the foundation for your application, your organisation can get your application deployed much faster. Improved Collaboration Cloud applications improve collaboration by allowing dispersed groups of people to meet virtually and easily share information in real time and via shared storage. This capability can reduce time-to-market and improve product development and customer service.