In today’s world, software systems are always in demand and in an all time high. As technology progresses, more and more software innovations and inventions are being sold to the market and being used in workplaces and at home. One of them are business management applications.
Business management applications and tools help office works by providing convenience to tasks. These programs have different functions depending on the need of the person. These applications and its outputs are saved on the computer’s storage for safekeeping or continuation. As time passes by, the forms of storage also evolved and developed like the programs used for them.
In the past, storage devices would be enormous and would only store so little. This was followed by diskettes (floppy disk) and CDs. Now we have flash drives and Micro SD cards that are very little and can be easily carried. These storage devices can have up to 32 GB memory. Hard drives are also a choice that could hold up a few terabytes’ maximum.
Today, storage and software programs could also be virtual and accessed by a group of people. All you need is a device such as a computer and a smartphone in order to access these programs. These are called cloud-based software systems. Nowadays, this is the popular among offices. In fact, one-third of Australian businesses are now using cloud-based systems and 60% are using cloud storage for their files. Cloud-based systems are extremely convenient and efficient since all you need is an internet connection to access your files.
Even though, not every technology is perfect. Cloud still has disadvantages. However, there is no need of being worried. To know more about this latest trend in technology, here is an infographic from Bizprac that tells the pros and cons of cloud-based systems.