Simply put, cloud computing is computing based on the internet. You may however be more familiar with applications and programs being run on a physical computer or server.

The cloud is already more popular than you realise.
When you update your Facebook status, you’re using the cloud or checking your bank balance on your phone? You’re in the cloud again.

The Cloud allows you access to the same applications and programs but they are hosted through the internet.

So why are so many businesses moving to the cloud?

Flexibility

As your business grows so will the reliability on the hardware you currently run. The cloud allows you the flexibility to upgrade or downgrade these services as and when you need them.

Disaster recovery

All businesses should be investing in a robust Disaster Recovery (DR) Solution, however for small businesses this is often out of their budget.

Cloud can now help smaller organisations gain the same benefits without the large upfront investment.

Automatic software updates

When you are based in the cloud the servers you are working on are off-premise. This means that they are being looked after in a large data center, with regular software and security updates being installed – so you don’t have to worry!

Reduce capital-expenditure

Simply put, you pay as you go and enjoy a subscription based product that is kinder to your cash flow and electric bill than running your own power hungry on-premise server.

Increased collaboration

When your team can access, edit and share documents in real time – from anywhere they are able to do more and do it better.

Security

Should your PC or laptop be stolen, apart from the loss of an expensive bit of kit you also have the worry of the sensitive data contained within it.
When using the cloud you don’t have to worry about that as you can still access your data and even remotely wipe it from your machine so that it doesn’t get into the wrong hands.

Want to find out more?

Call us on 0121 355 4474 and we will be happy to discuss options suitable for your business.