What is Cloud Computing? A Non-Technical Perspective

Cloud computing has turned into lifeblood for the enterprises as well as customers. If businesses want to win the race, they will have to get on board quickly. Several people believe that Cloud is nothing but the same old wine in a new bottle. Logic behind this belief is that cloud computing is just a natural progression from the existing mainframe computing or managed hosting. However, one thing that the naysayers miss out on is that even though cloud might be just an incremental change over the existing technology, it’s a fast changing world out there and cloud is the next big change.

The big change on the cloud is the shift from infrastructure and applications to being data oriented. Computing hardware has been almost completely commoditized; however, even a few years ago software was only the game of the bigger companies. Consumers now have option of choosing from different cloud computing delivery models like PaaS, SaaS and IaaS. They can use any of these models for their computing needs that can range from DIY (do-it-yourself) to DIFY (do-it-for-you). IT has been extended to the common people and consumers through the use of cloud computing.

Cloud Computing Offers

If we are to take the example of cloud computing being offered by any number of companies, we can easily spot numerous failures. However, the interesting thing is that it is absolutely fine to have such faults because cloud is a fast changing environment where engineers are experimenting with a lot of new things. Thus, when we compare with the well-oiled and better-managed data centers, we are going to find faults with other start-ups. Businesses or companies offering cloud computing services are bound to experience hiccups and even stumble from time to time because they are working to bring about a change. It is all about trial and error, so we have to cut them some slack while judging their quality of service.

The best thing is that the change in cloud computing is getting unflinching support from the public sector. Often the public sector has been regarded as a slow adopter of information technology; however, the most amazing aspect is that this sector has been the biggest driver behind the change in cloud computing. It is quite understandable when we see industry bigwigs like Larry Ellison, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos vouch for cloud computing but the size of the game can be comprehended from the fact when we see the U.S. Federal CIO’s name featured  on the list. The scale of the cloud computing market can be judged from the huge excitement it has managed to create among the industry leaders.

The change is there for everyone to see and those who seem to be missing out on the big picture are being distracted because of focusing on other aspects. The market has grown significantly and on minute observation, one can judge the value quite easily. No other market change has ever been so transparent and open. For a non-technical person it all boils down to their perspective of cloud and keeping aside all the changes, they have to decide whether they want to be part of the change or just wait to see whether these changes fail and leave them unchanged.

About Nebula Solutions

Nebula Solutions (originally Technology Convergence Group (TCG)) is a provider of business telecommunication solutions in the Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati, Ohio areas. Nebula Solutions is a Toshiba Platinum Dealer, which is the highest attainable certification level. Nebula Solutions supports all Toshiba telephone systems from the IPedge VoIP system all the way to Strata communication systems. At Nebula Solutions, our technicians are Toshiba certified and have an average of over 20 years of experience.

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Conferencing Solution & Online Professional Courses

Over the past decade VoIP as a communication technology has revolutionized the way we manage our conferencing solution.

The use of broadband Internet to make calls instead of the analog or conventional phone system is simply amazing. It allows a greater degree of freedom to users and at the same time allows better communication over multiple devices with an Internet connection. The technology behind this revolutionary communication system is pretty simple as it only converts sound signals into digital packets that are transferred over the Internet broadband. Thus, everyone who uses VoIP telephony is actually using the Internet to make or receive phone calls.

The business world has taken to VoIP like fish takes to water! Since its inception, VoIP has garnered a lot of support from the business community that immediately understood the multiple benefits offered by this new technology. Not only did it save a lot of money but it also offered seamless communication with numerous advanced telephony features. From music on hold to find me/follow me, VoIP has everything for the modern businesses to excel.

One particular business that has immensely benefited from VoIP is the Online Professional Courses. Since this business is entirely dependent on the Internet, VoIP turned out to be its natural ally when it came to choosing an effective communication system and related conferencing solution for delivery of courses. Online professional courses are offered over the Internet and subscribers to these courses often make web based conference calls to course coordinators and fellow students. The integration of VoIP makes it extremely easy to enable web based conferencing solutions through applications like Skype, etc.

Here is a list of features offered by VoIP and conferencing solution that plays a very important role in delivering professional courses smoothly:

# 1 Find Me/Follow Me Call Routing

Subscribers as well as the course coordinators of online professional courses will certainly appreciate this immensely beneficial feature. This feature facilitates the creation of a contact list of numbers where a particular user can be located before the call is pushed to the voicemail. For instance, if you have an incoming call to your desk phone then it would ring twice before your cell phone starts ringing and on the fifth ring it is your home phone that starts ringing. Thus, all numbers tagged with your contact name keep ringing and when exhausted, the call gets transferred to your voicemail.

#2 Voicemail To E-Mail

This feature is available with standard VoIP suites available in the market and it transcribes the voicemail messages to text. Once converted to text, it is then sent to a designated email id. Thus, subscribers of online professional courses never really have to take the hassle of noting down names, addresses or phone numbers from voicemails. All this will lead to an organized and orderly search of voicemails.

#3 Bandwidth Utilization Along With Detailed Call Reports

Companies offering online professional courses have to decide everything based on concrete and well-organized data reports. Cloud based VoIP telephony provides them with reports on bandwidth utilization and inbound and outbound calls. Detailed reports provide data on call history that includes duration, originator, destination, and cost.

#4 Multimedia Conferencing Solution

Videoconferencing is a seamless activity when companies use VoIP to communicate with their clients and co-workers. Discussions on meetings, agendas, files, daily affairs and deals can be carried out smoothly. This feature is of immense help for companies as well as subscribers of online professional courses as they are able to discuss and share information one-to-one with course coordinators and other students on a real-time basis.

About Nebula Solutions

Nebula Solutions (originally Technology Convergence Group (TCG)) is a provider of business telecommunication solutions in the Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati, Ohio areas. Nebula Solutions is a Toshiba Platinum Dealer, which is the highest attainable certification level. Nebula Solutions supports all Toshiba telephone systems from the IPedge VoIP system all the way to Strata communication systems. At Nebula Solutions, our technicians are Toshiba certified and have an average of over 20 years of experience.

Call (888) 257-0955 today for all your telecommunication needs.