How restaurants can find the best provider of cloud-based POS systems
Cloud-based computing has evolved significantly over the past decade, to the point where it is now the “preferred computing model for most technology enablement,” according to a recent report from KPMG.
Among the many benefits of cloud-based computing are its affordability and accessibility, allowing anyone to access as much computing power as they need for an enormous range of functions.
It has also relieved many foodservice IT departments from having to maintain data centers and conduct frequent software installations and updates. In addition, new functionality can be added with a few mouse clicks in a matter of minutes, rather than the days, weeks or months that might have been required for conventional software installations.
According to data from Bernstein Research cited in KPMG’s Journey to the Cloud report, businesses now spend about 10% of their technology budgets on cloud-related services. Software as a Service, or SaaS, has captured the bulk of cloud-based spending, although both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) have also seen accelerated growth in recent years.
The KPMG report projected that all of these technologies will continue to grow in the coming years, as many of the previous barriers to entry have been overcome or are being minimized.