All you want to know
Frequently asked questions
How similar is a Cloud based Application to a Standalone Application? Do they work the same?
A Cloud based Application will work the same way as a Standalone Application. The only difference is that a Cloud based Application is installed and maintained by the vendor, but a Standalone Application is installed and maintained by the Client.
What makes Cloud based Software more ideal than a standalone solution?
A Cloud based Software makes the real time business details accessible from any location/ branches across the world. It reduces the infrastructure cost and increases data security. Quicker off-site support can be provided easily on Cloud based Software.
What are the technology requirements of implementing a Cloud based Application?
Since Cloud based Applications are hosted offsite, the technology requirements are internet connectivity and web browser. There are no infrastructure requirements like server cost, and IT support staff.
How can Cloud-based Solutions secure my data?
Data security is one of the most significant topics when it comes to cloud-based solutions. Its data security is handled in a different manner in terms of security standards. High level of security standards includes physical security of hosting servers; logical security through firewall; data backup & encryption.
What if my hardware crashes?
Since your data is stored on Cloud it is independent of any hardware device. You can use the software through internet on another device with a valid secure link, user id, and password. There is no need to worry about the data loss.
What if I lose internet connection?
Cloud based Applications are highly dependent on internet connectivity and hence it is important to have a solid primary internet connection. It is advisable to keep a backup internet connection like a cellular data card just in case the primary connection fails.
How is my data backed up?
Your data is backed up at multiple physical locations called data centres. These data centres take care of data security, data backup and recovery as well.
What happens when the Data Centre has a down time?
Cloud based application providers have multiple data centres so that if one fails the other works. However, in exceedingly rare scenarios there can still be a downtime.