Since the launch of the iPhone in 2008 there has been an explosion of apps designed to make life simpler and at the same time accomplish more. Even before the iPhone, the increasing importance of the internet brought on several cloud-based services such as web-based email. Nowadays, the obvious benefits of accessing an app from a web browser greatly increases business mobility – no longer is someone tied to one computer to do their work. In addition, data is located or backed up offsite which reduces the need for redundancy or on-site backup storage.
Vivek Kundra, former federal CIO of the United States, believes that “Cloud computing is often far more secure than traditional computing” due to the high quality security personnel and processes used. A third and equally important reason is that people now access the internet and their information from many devices – tablets, smartphones, PCs and laptops. Many older, traditional apps only run on one machine or need heavy resources to function properly. MYOB has long reined the king of accounting software but of late has been rapidly losing market share to Xero – an online cloud-based accounting package that runs in a web browser. In response, MYOB is scrambling to create a similar system. Xero’s CEO Rob Drury believes that “having long term incumbents to push against” presents opportunities for companies to embrace the cloud.
It is therefore prudent for your business to look at how it can adopt these and other cloud based apps and move into a more modern way of operating. AppsUnite can help with 30+ of the most modern, popular cloud applications accessible in one online portal. In addition, users can store, share and access files securely. The portal can be accessed from any browser including iPhone, iPad and other smartphones and tablets. Try AppsUnite today for just $4.95/month.