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Advantages of Cloud-Based LIHEAP or WAP Software

Updated: Jun 19, 2019

Cloud-based computing (aka Software as a Service, or SaaS) allows agencies to access software applications that run on shared resources through the internet. With changing reporting requirements and strapped IT resources, administrators for LIHEAP and WAP are implementing cloud hosted solutions to save time and money. Here are the top 5 reasons why!



1. Pay-as-you-go system

For those worried about paying for features they neither need nor want, most cloud computing services offer pay-as-you-go. If you don't take advantage of what the cloud solution has to offer then you don't pay for it. The pay-as-you-go system applies to data storage, pay only for what you need.


2. Security monitoring 24/7

A cloud host carefully monitors your security 24/7 so you don't have to. This significantly reduces the burden on your internal IT resources who may already be juggling a myriad of IT related tasks or issues. Automated monitoring of your security combined with business analytics of your hosting performance provide significant benefits to real-time monitoring of events.


3. Focus on what's important

Relying on an outside organization to take care of all IT hosting and infrastructure will allow you more time to devote towards the aspects of your business that directly affect your bottom line. Bottom line is money saved and a higher return!

4. Flexibility for change

The cloud offers agencies more flexibility overall versus hosting on a local server. And, if you need extra bandwidth, a cloud-based service can meet that demand instantly, rather than undergoing a complex (and expensive) update to your IT infrastructure. This improved freedom and flexibility can make a significant difference to the overall efficiency of your organization.


5. Make informed decisions

'Data is knowledge so easy access to your data will save time and money. Hidden within the millions of bits of data that surround user actions and work-flow processes are mountains of invaluable, actionable information just waiting to be acted upon. Sifting through this level of data can be very difficult unless you have access to the right cloud computing solutions.

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