The concept of cloud computing isn’t really a new one. They had something like that decades ago, known as “dummy terminals”. Typically low powered machines that accessed the resources on a high-end, very expensive server. As computing needs grew and performance was needed, the de-centralization movement began. Sort of. Now, with the added resources of using de-centralized systems and true resource sharing, your data is available from anywhere, it’s not dependent on any one computer. Or any one section of this country.
Due to this concept, nothing is dependent on the type or speed of computer you have. Naturally you wouldn’t want to try it running Windows 3.1, but you COULD. So, while replacing a computer once every 3-5 years is a good idea, it’s no longer a necessity. You also don’t have to spend $1,500 on a new desktop for your admin person. You’re fine in the $3-500 range. Therefore your equipment costs go way down.
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