Cloud computing

Use of external computing capacities outside local computer environments. The services of external providers can include IT infrastructures (Internet lines, servers, storage space), development environments or ready-made software solutions, usually accessed via the internet.

Cost savings

Cloud computing can reduce or eliminate investment in hardware, software and IT staff. Cloud services can also be an alternative for companies that use software only occasionally.

With web-to-print and web-to-publish solutions, cloud-based offerings are often, but not necessarily, associated with rental licenses for which monthly and usage-based costs may apply.

Data security aspects

The dependency on internet availability, aspects of data security, data protection and the rules for taking data with you when you change providers must be taken into account. Cloud computing also includes the areas SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and ASP (Application Service Providing). The on-premise operation of software, i.e. the software operation in company-owned data centers is to be seen as an alternative.

Technical terms for C