Cloud computing is simply computing on the internet. In the past you would normally run applications or programs from a physical computer or server in your office, cloud computing now does exactly the same thing but via the internet instead. This is rapidly becoming the new norm.
Why move to Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers many more benefits such as:
Flexibility & scalability
Cloud-based services are ideal for businesses with growing or fluctuating demands. If your needs increase it’s easy to scale up your cloud capacity, drawing on the service’s remote servers. Likewise, if you need to scale down again, the flexibility is built into the service. This level of flexibility can give businesses using cloud computing a real advantage.
All the latest software versions
It can be a compatibility nightmare when your employees all have different versions of software. Cloud products like Microsoft Office 365 automatically roll out regular software updates including all the latest software versions and security updates leaving you free to focus on the things that matter, like growing your business.
Improve cash flow
Cloud computing helps reduce your onsite infrastructure therefore reducing the high cost of hardware. You simply pay as you go and enjoy a predictable, fixed monthly subscription that’s better for your cash flow. Add to that the ease of setup and management and your aging IT infrastructure issues are a thing of the past.
Work from anywhere
With cloud computing, if you have an internet connection you can be at work. This means you can offer more flexible working to your employees, so they can enjoy a work life balance without your productivity taking a hit.
Businesses of all sizes should be investing in robust disaster recovery, but for most they often have little in place. Cloud storage can help you improve your disaster recovery by freeing you from the limitations of local storage. Securely store, sync, back-up and share as well as protect your files against loss, theft, viruses, and natural disasters. You can do all of that and more, from anywhere, securely, with just a click.
For most organisations, we recommend implementing a hybrid approach to cloud computing. We find this approach gets the best out of your existing on-premise system while adding the efficient functionality of the Cloud. Whether you want a hybrid solution or a not, we provide a range of cloud services to help your business grow.
We are proud to say that we are a Microsoft Silver Partner which we obtained for our work with Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions. This also demonstrates our ability to meet our customers’ needs. So, if you are using or looking into cloud solutions such as the benefits of Office 365, Cloud Backups and Cloud Storage like Microsoft Azure, you have come to the right place!