Cloud computing has innumerable advantages for companies. It is important to consider how its benefits can improve the reality of a specific organisation, in the same way as we do with document processing automation.

With cloud computing it is possible to store and organise documents, files and any other type of information on the Internet. The main advantage of the cloud is that it is fully scalable and, therefore, we do not have to worry if we have sufficient capacity or not for processing information. Put another way, the cloud allows us to evolve as necessary. Among other things, it increases processing capacity. Then, you can access a large amount of information extraordinarily easily irrespective of where the interested person is. It is known as delocalisation; that is the potential to implement a certain service and improve times and responses wherever it is. This also results in a significant saving as regards hardware, software, support and security costs. Therefore, the performance and productivity of businesses and business organisations are increased. In fact, cloud computing allows costs to be proportional to volume. The advantages do not end here, as, thanks to cloud computing, companies can apply the most stringent and advanced security controls.

Aware of this reality, Serimag is adapting all its processes to the cloud environment. This is being carried out through Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the cloud, the use made by hundreds of thousands of users over the whole planet is added together. Thus suppliers, AWS in this case, can apply large savings. This translates into very low prices for the use made. Another great advantage of cloud computing for companies is the high speeds achieved when managing stored data.

Lastly, it should be borne in mind that cloud computing is made up of three main types: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). Choosing one or the other will depend on the needs of each organisation.