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Data Sheet – Benefits of Cloud Computing


What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. Business applications are quickly moving to the cloud. The shift from traditional software models to Internet based applications has steadily increased over the past ten years. Within the next ten years, cloud computing will provide new ways to collaborate everywhere, through the use of mobile devices.

Before Cloud Computing

Traditionally, business applications have relied on hefty, complicated hardware and expensive price tags. A variety of hardware and software programs were needed in order to run them, requiring a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure and update them.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

1. Cloud computing allows the end user to access products and services from anywhere by simply logging in, without any additional hardware or installation.

2. Cloud computing eliminates the burden of managing hardware and software for you, the end user. This responsibility now resides with an experienced vendor like TapShield, where the main focus is solely on maintaining, updating and improving the application. This means you only pay for what you need, updates are available in real-time and scaling up or down to fit your needs is seamless.

3. Cloud-based applications significantly reduce the timeframe between purchase date and launch date. You can be up and running in days or weeks, saving your organization time and money.

TapShield Cloud-Based Solution

TapShield is designed with the latest real-time, cloud-based and native mobile application technologies. Our mobile safetyCloud Computing - TapShield applications communicate with Shield Command, our web-based incident management system using Amazon’s AWS cloud infrastructure. By leveraging cloud computing, the TapShield mobile safety solution can be implemented quickly while fitting within your organization’s budget and delivering real-time results. You can focus on your mission to provide the safest place for your students or employees to live, learn and work without worrying about the headache of maintaining software or hardware.

About TapShield

TapShield is the market leader in mobile personal safety with enterprise grade solutions for emergency notification and response. With TapShield, you can dramatically reduce incident response times, lower risk and improve personal safety. For Universities and Colleges, TapShield transforms smartphones into mobile, social safety devices and sends GPS location and enhanced caller identification to incident management systems, reducing response times by up to 47%. For corporations, TapShield provides employees and executives with an instant two-way help point that works across the globe. 

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