What is cloud computing.

Cloud Computing” is a term we hear very often nowadays, but do you know what it means?

In a nutshell cloud computing means that you can store and access your data and programs over the Internet instead of having to store it on your computer’s hard drive. Basically, “The Cloud” is just a metaphor for the Internet.

How does it work:
Rather than owning their own computing infrastructure or data centres, companies can rent access to anything from applications to storage from a cloud services provider. The benefit of cloud computing is that you only pay for the services you use which reduces your operating costs. It offers faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale which helps you scale as your businesses grows or when sales and website visits fluctuate.

There are many Cloud services available. This includes consumer services like Gmail or the cloud back-up of the photos on their smartphones. For businesses it offers services which allows them to host all their data and run all of their applications in the cloud.

Is your business on the cloud yet? It’s time to move your business to the Cloud with Hosted Services. Why waste time and energy with outdated and unreliable technology and risk physical damage or loss?

Cloud Computing services have been around for over a decade. The most common types of Cloud Services are Hosted Exchange (E-mail), Website Hosting (Website) and Share Point (File System). All this means is that your IT Services are hosted in a DataCenter somewhere in the world, safe and secure from hackers, theft or damage.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about why it is important to have an Infrastructure Audit / Site Review and which of our IT SLA Maintenance Agreements can help you reduce your IT overheads.

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