How Cloud Solutions can help Small Businesses Compete with the Big Guys.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a way of running all of your business computers with the same hardware, programmes, information and storage without all the faff of the traditional business it model. The cloud enables all computers in your offices to be connected via the Internet, securely acting in the same way as having a physical shared server in your office but without the cost and space issues accompanied by this. Cloud computing is offered in different forms: public clouds, private clouds, and hybrid clouds, which combine both public and private. Cloud computing can completely change the way companies use technology to service customers, partners and suppliers.
The ‘cloud’ has come to mean many things to many different people and as such has left some businesses in a bit of a quandary. They want to embrace this new technology, but really don’t have the depth of knowledge to work out if it even applies to their business model.
So how can the Cloud help my small business?
The Cloud as a means of remote backup and storage is one of the most popular uses at present, however this is just scratching the surface. The cloud can allow your business to stay flexible in today’s rapidly changing market; it can lower your costs and reduces IT management costs and time.
The Cloud can also provide your business with access to company emails, documents and calendars from any Internet connected device. Your colleagues and clients can communicate via meetings and web chat via the cloud wherever they are. And with Microsoft office 365, you and your colleagues can even create every office document you normally would on the cloud and access and edit them anywhere you have internet access.
With your IT needs catered for and simplified on the cloud, if your business expands the cloud can easily expand with you without the large costs traditionally associated with expanding IT.
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CNS’s Cloud computing platform packages, give you cost-effective and easy-to-use tools to address your business’s IT needs. With the latest version of a Windows-based infrastructure of Microsoft’s Cloud computing solution is familiar to Windows users, which makes switching to the Cloud easy for both your employees and your it department. Best of all, you can choose either a private or public Cloud model, or a blend of the two depending on what best suits your requirements.