SINGAPORE (May 8): A company’s IT may be described as a key back-office function. It is involved in various business critical activities including hardware setup, data management, software installation and platform maintenance. A robust IT infrastructure is vital in delivering better customer service and improving operational efficiency. However, IT resources require significant costs on capital, time and labour, and are generally managed internally. As such, companies often seek ways to streamline IT operations to compete more effectively in the digital business environment. Central to the business transformation is the emergence of cloud computing technology, which allows companies to lower their IT costs and enhance their computing infrastructure. But what is cloud computing and why is it revamping businesses around the world?

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services over the internet. Instead of buying, owning and maintaining physical IT infrastructure, companies can obtain IT services on an as-needed basis from cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. 

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