The power of cloud computing


PrintCloud computing has today become the phrase du jour. The term cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet and is an abstraction of the complex infrastructure it conceals. The ‘Cloud’ simplifies the many network connections and computer systems involved in online services. Any user with an Internet connection can access the cloud and the services it provides. Since these services are often connected, users can share information between multiple systems and with other users.

The term came from the cloud symbol that network engineers used on network diagrams to represent the unknown (to them) segments of a network. Marketeers further popularised the phrase ‘in the cloud’ to refer to software, platforms and infrastructure that are sold ‘as a service’, i.e. remotely through the Internet. The major models of cloud computing service are known as software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). These cloud services may be offered in a public, private or hybrid network. Google, Amazon, IBM, Oracle Cloud and Microsoft are some well-known cloud vendors. Read more

Published in: Hospitality Biz India / IDS Next Press Section

By: Shweta Ramsay

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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