Even if you do not realise it, you are properly using cloud service right now. If you are utilising an online service to send e-mails, watch films, listen to music, store documents etc., it is very likely that a cloud service, or cloud computing, is making it all possible.
What is Cloud Service?
Simply put, cloud service is the delivery of services over the internet (or “the cloud”). These services, can as mentioned above, be everything from servers, storage, networking, databases, software, analytics and more. Therefore, the services become available to the users on demand through the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s server.
Benefits of Cloud Service?
Cloud service is a huge shift from the traditional way that business have thought about IT resources. The six most common reasons why companies choose to utilise a cloud service are: cost, speed, global scale, productivity and performance.
Different types of Cloud service
Most cloud services fall into three broad categories, namely: Platform as a service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Software as a service (SaaS). As this glossary only concentrate within the HR-Tech environment, we only focus on the SaaS, which you can read more about in the source.