The nature of how we use software is changing. Normally installed from a CD and managed by IT staff, many software companies now offer cloud software.

So what’s the deal with cloud software?

The “cloud” in “cloud software” simply refers to the internet. Cloud software runs from the internet on servers provided by a software company, (think: Yahoo mail or Hotmail). Cloud-based software is a substantial alternative to traditional software, because it eliminates a lot of headaches and costs associated with “regular” software:

Shared Data Center

Have you had to reload your software with a CD after a crash? Since cloud software is hosted on the web, installation is as simple as turning on your computer and logging in to your software application.

No Staff Required

A dedicated, in-house technical team is not required for software maintenance or service outages, because it’s the software company who provides updates and fixes server issues if outages occur.

Upgrades, Updates, and Security

Your cloud software provider stays on top of important updates and patches, doing away with manual updates required by the end user. Cheers to fewer updates that hang up your computer!

Trimming the Fat

Cloud software helps get rid of extra costs such as people, products and facilities that are required to keep traditional software up and running.

So where does Eagle Technology fit into the world of cloud computing? We make no exception and keep up with the important trends in the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) industry. Check out our cloud-based product MMX Connect, from our suite of Proteus CMMS software.

This is the first blog in a three part series about cloud computing. Stay tuned for our next blog post on 7/29/14, which discusses the important advantages of using cloud-based CMMS software.