Cloud Computing – it’s a buzzword you hear everywhere these days, but what is it and what does it mean for your company?
Cloud computing has a number of functions for both home users and businesses. For home users, online streaming services such as Spotify and LOVEFILM represent cloud computing; for which services can be paid for or free.
For businesses, cloud services translate into cost savings – applications used daily by employees are accessed via a browser and the data is stored on servers at a remote location. This means that all of the costs associated with equipment, licensing and disaster recovery solutions are replaced with a monthly fee and the cost of hardware such as workstations and laptops.
This allows for a reduction in capital expenditure, meaning your business’ cash-flow can be more efficiently managed.
The flexibility of cloud services also means that your company can easily relocate, as well as allow for as much growth as your company wants to achieve.
For an overview of what cloud computing can do for you in the Manchester and Stockport areas, call us to discuss available packages and we will be more than happy to guide you through the options.
As an example, we can set up a base package which includes a user desktop experience. This means that logging onto an internet-based portal appears just like your workstation PC and gives full access to email, shared folders and drives, as well as applications.