The cloud's silver lining

For start-ups with limited spend, cloud computing offers access to crucial business software at affordable rates, writes Lavinia Morris.

6th January, 2013
In the right hands, cloud computing can bring real benefits to any business.

Cloud computing is about using computing services based in the internet - "the cloud" - rather than running them yourself.

It offers a convenient and cost-effective way to access computing services regardless of your location, your physical hardware or the size of your business. Unlike traditional software, which typically requires dedicated hardware, you can gain access to cloud software simply by having an internet connection.

In reality, most of us are already using cloud computing...

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