Cloud Computing

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is a relatively new development that is being accepted by businesses. The “cloud” is essentially an off site server that hosts programs, emails and/or company information. I recently switched to cloud computing for my tiny professional email (office 365) and a few other programs because they are more easily accessible. You login into your account through the internet, therefore you can use the program on ANY computer, and not just the computer the program was installed to. Same goes for email accounts. I can now check my email anytime, anywhere because I can log into my email through the internet.

Cloud Computing

How does it enable just-in-time training delivery?

Cloud computing enables just-in-time training delivery because is it ALWAYS available as long as you have internet. Companies can now set up training programs that are cloud based and employees can complete them at their own convenience. This is a huge benefit for a company who might require prerequisite training before the start of an entry level job. The prospective employee can be given a certain amount of time (72 hours for example) to complete the training program before they start their first day of work. With the cloud computing, the employee can basically complete the training whenever they want (within the 72 hours) and wherever they want (as long as they have access to a computer and internet). This is definitely a HUGE convenience rather than asking the prospective employee to come into your place of business between specific hours to complete the training, all in one sitting, before they can start their first day of work.

Sooner than later,

The Tiny Professional

15 Comment

  1. Michele says:

    This whole cloud thing kind of confuses me. Hey, cut me a break-they didn’t even have pc’s until I was in my 30’s! It does sound like it would make life a bit easier for certain things-but iyt seems to me and I could be wrong-wouldn’t it make it easier for hackers to get into your information?

  2. kungphoo says:

    I am a big advocate of cloud computing.. I have clients who want servers and I tell them the cloud is the way to go.. do not spend money on something you will have to replace and upgrade.

  3. Rosey says:

    I hear such good things about Cloud. I have yet to try it though, I’m getting there… :)

  4. I seriously LOVE the cloud technology for convenience and efficiency. Thanks for the great description!

  5. Samantha says:

    The cloud trips me out but being that I am mobile 99% of the time and I need the cloud

  6. I haven’t heard of this before maybe because I Have been out of the workforce for 9 years! Sounds wonderful for employees and employers.

  7. Liz Mays says:

    I like that idea of pre-training before day one. The cloud is making things so much easier!

  8. I can’t get myself feeling super safe with cloud computing in terms of my data because I’ve had so many issues, but I do use it as a backup! It’s pretty uncanny how it works across devices. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. This is my first time to hear about cloud computing, I am interested to it, I better read this carefully and slowly learn more. Thanks!

  10. Emily P says:

    The cloud has been around for a while and I still have not utilized it. Time to get with the times I guess! lol

  11. Amanda @ Erickson and Co. says:

    I had no idea what cloud computing was before I read your post. Interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Sheila says:

    it’s really cool when we learn new stuff especially if it benefits your business. Thanks for sharing about cloud computing.

  13. This cloud computing thing always confuse and scare me. But after reading your post, I feel, I was getting scared of this amazing technology without any reason

  14. Sounds like a great way to do as much of your computing as possible. I don’t know why, but I was leary of this. I suppose it is because it’s new and I didn’t really understand it.

  15. cindy b says:

    I didn’t even know what this was until I read this! Thanks so much for the info!

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