Migrate your computing resources such as company data, applications, and emails to a hosted, central off-site location, and connect to them over the internet. This can help your business save money, expand more easily, and promote collaboration with other businesses.
The concept of cloud computing is, quite simply, that computing resources such as servers, company data, applications and emails will reside in a central off-site location. Rather than using the local infrastructure such as a server at a company’s head office which remote workers connect to, the whole server or service is hosted on the internet. Examples of this are Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365, or Google’s G Suite. All users will connect to the service over the internet, whether it is for email, documents, or calendars.
Cloud Computing is very popular due to its flexibility and savings on upfront costs. It provides a convenient way of accessing computing services, independent of the hardware you use or your physical location. It relieves the need to store information on your PC or device with the assumption that the information can be quickly and easily accessed via the net. Cloud computing also negates the need to download or install dedicated software on your own server, freeing up on-board memory and reducing energy costs. With cloud computing, the majority of computing software is rented on an as-needed basis instead of being bought as an expensive one-off purchase. It works like a utility; you only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.
If you already have an onsite server, but require some of the benefits of Cloud file sharing, we can modernize and extend your current onsite server and create your own private Cloud file sharing service. Files can be synced between multiple platforms and operating systems. Please get in touch for more information.
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Businesses can avoid large capital expenditure on hardware, software, and other services. You don’t need to buy a powerful server with the necessary software licences, because the cloud system takes care of those needs for you.
Without the need to purchase hardware, software licences or other services, set up can be done in a fraction of the time.
Greater flexibility and availability of ’shared’ information, enabling collaboration from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Users are able to access their applications and data from anywhere at any time. They can access the cloud computing system using any computer linked to the internet. Data wouldn’t be confined to a hard drive on one user’s computer or even a corporation’s internal network.
Quickly access more resources if you need to expand your business, as you do not need to buy extra infrastructure. One of the best advantages of cloud computing is easy re-allocation of resources. Capacity can be easily added to or subtracted when necessary, and you only pay for what you use.
Businesses that rely on computers have to make sure they have the right software and licences in place to achieve their goals. With Cloud computing, any updates to the software packages are handled by the cloud service, meaning you are always up to date with the latest version. Your business no longer needs to buy software or software licences when new versions are released.
Access your documents from anywhere you have an internet connection. You no longer have to be on your company network to access important files.
View co-workers, shared, or room calendars easily. Have a calendar for staff holidays, see when a meeting room is booked out, or share your calendar with a co-worker to manage appointments.
Easily share read only or editable files to customers, partners, or suppliers. You can easily all work on a project at the same time, all seeing the same central version.
Servers and digital storage devices take up space. Some companies rent physical space to store servers and databases because they don’t have it available on site. Cloud computing gives these companies the option of storing data on someone else’s hardware, removing the need for physical space on the front end.
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