Ben Heather writes in Business Day about the growth of cloud computing, in which businesses keep their information in online servers rather than onsite computers or servers.
While cloud computing may have been over-hyped, companies are increasingly using it for the advantages in cost and accessibility.
An excerpt: (read in full here)
“Using the cloud worked well for companies that were geographically fragmented or only needed digital services for part of the year.
“It meant digital information was accessible from anywhere and staff thousands of kilometres apart could collaborate in real-time on projects through the cloud.
“While previously slower internet speeds had held New Zealand companies back, the rollout of fibre meant sticking everything on online was becoming a more realistic option for many companies.”