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April 2014, Volume 3, Issue 4

Small businesses drop data centers for advantages of cloud computing

Access to production servers from anywhere on the globe via a cloud service provider can help small businesses expand their reach. In this part two of this three-part series, small businesses discuss the advantages of cloud computing and how they affect growth potential. This was the case for Leica Geosystems SmartNet North America, proprietors of a precision GPS service for surveyors, engineers, construction and precision agriculture. The service corrects the 100-foot accuracy of most commercially sold GPS systems down to as little as half an inch, broadcasting from a network of 600 stations in the U.S. and Canada. Cloud first Part 1: Cloud-first initiatives alleviate standards and compliance pain points Part 2: Scripted automation saves the day in cloud-first IT approach Part 3: Small businesses drop data centers for advantages of cloud computing "Our staff is also spread all over the place," said Tyler Collier, product engineer for SmartNet. "So being able to just buy bandwidth, and have access everywhere, has been a great ...

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