These days it seems like everything is happening “in the cloud” but what exactly is the Cloud?
The Cloud is a place where you can access applications and services, and where your data can be stored securely, which you access via the Internet.
Cloud computing services for business is a big deal for three reasons:
It doesn’t need any effort on your part to maintain or manage it.
It’s effectively infinite in size, so you don’t need to worry about it running out of capacity.
You can access cloud-based applications and services from anywhere – all you need is a device with an Internet connection.
That’s important because there’s a shift going on from office-based work to working on the move.
Who uses the cloud?
It’s become so integral in our everyday lives that most people use it without even realising. In fact, for many people, life without cloud based computing would be unthinkable: without it, there would be no Facebook, no Twitter, and no Gmail.
Cloud computing services for business has transformed the landscape too. Today, millions of business around the world, just like yours, rely on cloud services for everything from document creation and backup to CRM and accounts, and just about every application imaginable in between.
What’s so great about the cloud?
Adoption of the cloud has been swift and global. Here are some of the most important reasons why:
Implementation of a new application or new hardware can take months to get it up and running. But with our Hertfordshire cloud based solutions you can cut through this complexity. In many cases, you can sign up and start using the resources instantly.
NO UP-FRONT COSTS
Implementing a new application used to mean considerable capital expenditure in new equipment – not to mention the cost of licenses – but with cloud software solutions these capital expenditure costs are dramatically reduced or even completely eliminated. Instead, you simply pay a monthly fee, transforming a significant capital expenditure into predictable operational expense.
With cloud-based solutions, you can increase or decrease the number of users as your needs change over time. That means you pay only for what you need, and you never have to worry about running out of capacity.
Patching, upgrading and testing applications can take up staff’s time every month, but with our cloud-based solution, none of this is necessary. It’s all handled in the cloud, leaving your staff with more time to get on with business.
Cloud applications are designed to be accessed securely from anywhere and from any device. BETTER SECURITY
In 2014 nearly 300,000 laptops, smart phones and tablets were reported stolen, and if they contain confidential data then each loss has serious security implications. With cloud based computing services your Hertfordshire businesses data is stored securely in the cloud, so a stray device is just an inconvenience, not a potential disaster.
Taking the first step
You’ll find that many of your existing business applications have a cloud capability – from office productivity to CRM and sales management tools – so you can move your apps to the cloud at a pace that suits your business.
How can Infologic help?
At Infologic we work with a number of companies who offer cloud computing services for business but being vendor-independent, we can source and deploy the right solution for your Hertfordshire business.
We will work with you to understand how the cloud can best serve your business and implement a solution that works for you.
We’ll migrate you to the cloud, making the transition to the cloud as seamless as possible. As your business grows, we will help you adapt your IT to meet your changing needs.
Get the best you possibly can from your Cloud Computing solutions
Call us now on 0300 400 4000 to find out more about our migration and access services and see how our range of Hertfordshire Cloud Computing services and solutions can work for you.