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|Chilliwebsites Newsletter February 2013 |
What is cloud computing? - Cloud computing is a popular subject in business and IT media and is hyped as the next big thing. So what is it? Well if you are using Chilli Websites to run your website then you are already using cloud computing! [ read more on cloud computing ]
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Also in this issue we:
Show you how to Easily update the template design of your Website.
Welcome 30+ new web sites which have joined Chilli Websites recently.
Cloud Computing - What is it?
As defined by Wikipedia - "Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computersand other devices on demand, as with the electricity grid". The term "cloud" is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used in the past to represent the telephone network as being abstract and "in the sky" while in reality it is a massive connected network infrastructure.
Cloud computing (also called "Software as a Service") is a natural evolution of the widespread adoption of the internet and of virtualization of services. Users of cloud software no longer have need for expertise in, or control over, the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. Cloud services are dynamically scalable web-based tools or applications that users can access and use through a web browser as if it were a program installed locally on their own computer, while the software and data are stored on servers.
The fundamental concept of cloud computing is that the computing is "in the cloud" - i.e. that the processing (and the related data) is not in a specified, known or the same place(s). Generally, cloud computing customers do not own the physical infrastructure, instead avoiding capital expenditure by renting usage from a third-party provider. They consume resources as a service and pay only for resources that they use. Sharing computing power among multiple tenants can improve utilization rates, as servers are not unnecessarily left idle (which can reduce costs significantly while increasing the speed of application development). The cloud is becoming increasingly associated with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as in many cases they cannot justify or afford the large capital expenditure of traditional IT. SMEs also typically have less existing infrastructure, less bureaucracy, more flexibility, and smaller capital budgets for purchasing in-house technology. Similarly, SMEs in emerging markets are typically unburdened by established legacy infrastructures, thus reducing the complexity of deploying cloud solutions.
* This article is condensed and paraphrased based on information from Wikipedia on cloud computing - for more information visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
Time for a website redesign? If you are using Chilli Websites to run your website this is as simple as a few clicks...
You can easily change the design of your website to any of the available template styles and colours. When logged into your Admin System go to "Content Manager/Site Style". Click on "View the Available Templates" and choose the one you want.
Watch a short video on how to update your website design template
A warm welcome...
We would like to extend a warm welcome and wish the best fortunes online to the new websites using ChilliWebsites.com:
Property finance specialists www.asfm.com.au
Boutique tours for women www.traveladdiction.com.au
Wyndham Private Medical Centre www.wyndhamprivate.com.au
Child personal ID www.kidsaware.com.au
Pipa Beach Brazil hostel www.pipabeachhostel.com
Candle sales online www.enchantedwicks.com
Clean, healthy British Virgin Islands www.greenvi.org
Riviera boat sales www.rivsales.com.au
Kids party/play centre Cheltenham www.totallycoolkids.com.au
Selling your unwanted goods www.buymesellme.com.au
Online gifts & homewares www.hongyuentexas.com.au
Shipping container sales NSW www.qualitycontainersales.com.au
Fix blocked drains Northern Sydney www.drainsrus.com
Crystal spa - Namasté www.templedeva.com
Print professionals Warriewood www.hawkeyeprint.com.au
Corporate catering Cheltenham www.thyme.net.au
Property development Adelaide www.velvetpropertygroup.com.au
Colour for the hair down there www.colourmybetty.com.au
Hens night party coordinators www.henspartyperth.com.au
Freelance graphic design and painting www.susantrimbleart.com.au
Glazing Sydney North Shore www.killaraglass.com.au
Health and personal training www.daretobeactive.com.au
Wedding celebrant www.weddingcelebrantbrisbane.com.au
Lingerie store www.lingeriedraw.com.au
Pool resurfacing Perth www.westcoastpoolresurfacing.com.au
Timber floors South Australia www.saflooringsolutions.com.au
Red meat and seafood suppliers www.greengateaustralia.com
Corporate recovery and advisory firm www.titanadvisory.com.au
Rural childcare services Hay NSW www.hmcs.org.au
Private healthcare Melbourne www.sunshineprivate.com.au
We can’t list all the new sites here so to view some more of our clients template based websites click here: www.chilliwebsites.com/website_packages.asp
We have also been busy with a few "custom design" web sites which have been integrated to the ChilliCMS:
Corporate AV design & installation www.allav.com.au
Commercial air & odour management www.aomaus.com.au
Window treatments & design www.mardisinteriorsolutions.com.au
To view some more recent customised websites click here www.chilliwebsites.com/custom_website_design.asp
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