International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

Cloud Computing for Increased Business Value
Abdulaziz Aljabre

Abstract
In today’s business world with the amount of economic downturn and loss happening every day, the need for reliable, yet affordable technology is needed more than ever; cloud computing fills that void. Cloud computing offers its customers reliable service at flexible prices that do not break the bank. However, as good and innovative as cloud computing may be, it does not necessarily mean that cloud computing is good for all businesses. By researching the cloud computing services available, this paper explores the benefits, as well as the drawbacks of cloud computing within the business realm. By using Amazon’s cloud computing services as a model, this paper determines which types of businesses would most benefit from using cloud computing as part of their everyday operations. The author finds that in most situations small businesses reap the most benefits of cloud computing. Finally, looking to the future of cloud computing, the author comments on the role that cloud computing can play in businesses in the future.

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