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Every cloud has a silver lining


software solution and all of a sudden, it becomes a daunting prospect.


Graeme Hughes, of Innovise, explains the benefits of Cloud Computing.


There is no doubt that software enables facilities management processes to become more streamlined. Experiencing a surge in popularity over recent years, FM software packages have not only become a tool through which an organisation can gain greater control, but is largely seen as a staple strategic element in ensuring optimisation of a business.


Considering what software would best suit your business and fathoming out exactly what this software does and what it will actually deliver can be confusing. Add to that the cost of purchasing and implementing a new


Justifying the cost of implementing a new system is the first hurdle for the facility manager looking to find a more efficient way of sharing and obtaining accurate management information. Getting aspirations off the paper and into reality can often be a mammoth task. At this point the question: “Is all this upheaval actually worth it?” springs to mind. Before you give up completely, remember that every cloud does have a silver lining...and it could be this cloud that makes the whole process of implementing a new FM software solution more of a pleasure than a pain. Enter the concept of Cloud Computing


An already tried and trusted concept (think Hotmail and Facebook) but still all the rage in the IT world, Cloud Computing, in a nutshell, allows your company to access its data and software over the internet.


Cloud computing enables you to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new


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