Q & A – What is cloud technology?

Q: What is cloud technology?

A: “The cloud” is where data and applications, including software as a service (SaaS) data and applications, can be remotely stored and accessed on demand from any device with Internet access.  SaaS is also referred to as “on-demand software,” a pretty straightforward description of both its function and its advantage.  Users can now access not just files and data remotely, but the software they use to manipulate that data.  Cloud computing can streamline recruiting, screening, payroll and both workforce and performance management.  It also allows for rapid implementation of upgrades, and can quickly connect HR initiatives throughout any size company.  Cloud technology can be a powerful tool in both cost control and greater corporate effectiveness.