There are no shortages of good reasons why you may be hearing more about “the cloud” lately. The fundamental benefits of a serverless platform produce very real advantages. Having said that, understanding the differences between cloud-based software and apps compared to their traditional hosted counterparts is a knowledge well arts administrators need to dig.
To that end, I published an article at ArtsHacker that provides an excellent resource for you to use to begin that task.
Some of the areas where cloud-based platforms can produce tangible results for ticket based performing arts based organizations include the ability to design something like a CRM that can store considerably more information with lower legacy costs than a traditional hosted version.
And that’s just the beginning. Entire ticketing websites can be built on cloud based platforms (the fundamental code used to build “things”) and associated software apps (the subsequent “things” built using aforementioned platforms).