Australian farmers are turning to technology to help raise profits and lower overhead costs. Through the use of the Sky Muster™ satellite service, regional farmers can now gain fast and reliable access to cloud computing technology that significantly increases their return on investment using virtual desktop solutions.
Cloud Computing Vs Traditional Software
Techsoup.org refers to Cloud Computing as a variety of Internet-based computing services. The main difference between cloud-based computing and traditional software program is that when you access the cloud, the endpoint devices that you’re using whether it be desktop, laptop, or mobile is not actually doing the computing. Rather, it happens in a large data centre outside your location. What you see on the screen are just the results. The best benefit of this system is that it enables users to work from anywhere, on any device and get the same result that they would see if they were in the office. It brings down the total cost of ownership because it helps manage and centralise support.
Here are some of the ways on how cloud computing can aid regional farming as quoted from Rednightconsulting.com:
Centralise Agricultural Operations
Putting your data on the cloud has huge advantages. All of your data is housed in an off-site, reliable location that your users can easily access from any device and any location. You don’t need to manage or maintain the infrastructure to house the information and it’s readily accessible for all of your agricultural business partners across your supply chain. You can conveniently track orders, manage inventory, monitor price indexes, and operate your business from anywhere using a centralised virtual place.
Access to Agricultural Chain Using Mobile
Cloud technology can make information available to everyone in the agricultural chain in an instant, regardless of the type of mobile device they are operating on. There are a variety of systems and software that agricultural professionals use on a daily basis, and cloud computing provides them with a way to connect and disseminate information to everyone. From the workers in the fields to buyers in the markets, everyone in the agricultural chain can conveniently achieve communication and connectivity through their various mobile devices.
Integrate GIS Data With Existing Systems
Geographic Information System (GIS) is used for visualising agriculture and taking advantage of real-time data to better understand natural resources and all the pieces of information that affect farmers and their crops. Cloud computing allows GIS users to access this data from any device, so that they can use it in real time out in the field, collaborate with other agricultural industry experts for analysis, and can easily share and disseminate the GIS information with partners.
Provide Platform For Agricultural Drones & Sensors
Drones and sensors are doing a great help to farmers in understanding their landscapes and gathering valuable data. They can help farmers increase productivity by shortening the time it takes to survey their land, as well as in tracking livestock and crops. Drones and sensors should have smart system support to help handle all the data that is collected and processed. These systems require a large amount of processing capacity, which is easily managed and accessible using cloud computing technology. It can then be easily disseminated to various agricultural partners through virtual desktop solutions.
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