A reference designed specifically for business people.
Acronym for Platform as a Service
Through this type of cloud computing, a provider offers you a runtime platform for your applications. As such, it is responsible for:
- the servers, including the motherboard, RAM, etc.
- the core software, such as the operating system and database engine
- the network connection, storage and backup infrastructure.
You are responsible for the applications themselves. You choose, install, configure and use the applications at your convenience. A PaaS significantly reduces your maintenance costs, because you no longer have a server to administer, antivirus software to renew, security updates to install, etc.
A planning and management tool that visually describes your workflow. Process maps show a series of events that produce an end result, including the people, tools and elements involved. This map allows you to analyze your processes in order to optimize them and, therefore, increase your performance.
A set of improvements that allow you to reach a higher level of operational efficiency (i.e., to increase the performance and profitability of your company). In order to do this, all types of waste (time, resources, money, etc.) must be identified and gradually eliminated. Activities with little or no added value that can be automated are also targeted.