What is cloud computing and online or cloud point of sale?
is cloud computing?
practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet
to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a
when running a business, you needed to purchase a computer or
hardware for each employee or area where you wanted to work. And
then, on top of that, purchase software licenses for each of the
computers, so your employees had the tools they needed, to perform
their work. This could become quite costly, time consuming and
resource heavy with infrastructure and setup, as you need to upgrade
both hardware and software licenses, not to mention keeping track of
hardware failures, security, virus protection and data backup in case
a cloud computing system, there's a significant workload shift. Local
computers no longer have to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to
running applications. The network of computers that make up the cloud
handles them instead. Hardware and software demands on the user's
side decrease. The only thing the user's computer needs to be able to
run is the cloud computing system's interface
which can be as simple as a Web browser, and the cloud's network
takes care of the rest.
a good chance you've already used some form of cloud computing. If
you use online banking or have an e-mail account with a Web-based
e-mail service like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail or Gmail, then you've had
some experience with cloud computing. Instead of running an e-mail
program on your computer, you log in to a web e-mail account
remotely. The software and storage for your account doesn't exist on
your computer -- it's on the service's computer cloud.
is cloud retail management software or cloud point of sale?
retail management software, also referred to as “online point of
sale”, serves the same function as retail management software that
you would install on your computer, except it runs on our servers and
you access it using your web browser, over the Internet. Your data is
securely stored and processed on our servers—or “in the cloud”.
This means you are able to access your business data from anywhere
and using any device, as long as you are connected to the Internet.
are many benefits to using cloud retail management software. In
addition to the flexibility of accessing your data from anywhere, you
never need to install software on any device and updates are
automatic. Your data is automatically backed up, data transfer is
fully encrypted, and the firewall and security protection of the
servers is actively maintained and monitored by high-level
professionals, which is much higher security than many small business
networks and laptops and devices.