Why Digital Transformation?
Cloud and Local Comparison
|FLEXIBILITY||Extreme flexibility. Users are not tied to a specific device, nor even a specific platform. If you’re connected to the internet, you can access the program.||Inflexible. Users are limited to devices with the program installed locally and are often limited to one platform (PC).|
|MAINTENANCE||Users don’t have to worry about updating the program—updates are rolled out as available with no interruption to the user.||Users must download and install each update.|
|COST||Cloud-based programs are almost universally sold as a subscription or pay-to-use service. In many cases, this allows costs to shift from capital expenses (investing in dedicated hardware) to operating expenses (paying a subscription fee).||Whether a perpetual or subscription license is employed, users must invest in the hardware necessary for the program to run. This includes workstations, servers, and other infrastructure.|
|COLLABORATION||Users can collaborate simultaneously on the same document without worrying about different file versions.||As all data is stored in files, users can only modify their own copy of a file while another user modifies theirs. A back-and-forth file-swapping is necessary for collaboration.|
|VERSIONING||There is a single source of truth as to the current version of a file. Data can be rolled back indefinitely to capture previous versions of a document.||Users must keep track of file versions manually.|
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