In an ever-changing business and technology climate, it's crucial that small business owners are able to get what they need whenever and wherever they need it. Whether it's on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, it's more important than ever for business people to have all their data at their fingertips and this is exactly what cloud computing offers!
Cloud Computing or Cloud Service is any resource that is provided over the Internet.
The cloud is becoming widely accepted as a viable and cost-effective IT solution within businesses worldwide and for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), the benefits of cloud computing are endless. Cloud computing saves businesses time and money by boosting productivity, improving collaboration and promoting innovation. Cloud-hosted services facilitate all types of information-sharing, such as email services, application hosting, web-based phone systems, data storage and more.
We currently offer the following cloud services for small to medium sized businesses, that need Enterprise level services without the cost of buying, installing and maintaining premise-based servers:
Hosted Exchange is the fastest growing sector of Cloud Computing. We can supply you enterprise level Hosted Exchange 2013 mailboxes for with 50GB mailboxes, Outlook Web Access, ActiveSync for smartphones, Shared calendars, contacts and tasks, Group and meeting scheduling, Monthly Contracts and end-of-month billing.
Hosted SharePoint makes it easier for your staff to work together; they can share information, manage projects and collaborate on documents online. Based on Microsoft's popular SharePoint 2010 server we offer unlimited sub-sites, a personal site for each user, 128-bit secure SSL connection and Symantec Anti-Virus for SharePoint protection.
Office 365 is a cloud-based service from Microsoft that brings together familiar Microsoft Office desktop applications with business-class email, shared calendars, instant messaging (IM), video conferencing and file sharing. We can provide Office 365 packages to suit every business budget, with no contracts or tie-ins - you simply pay monthly for what you use.
As you move business services into the cloud, there's nothing more important than finding a safe and reliable home to back-up your on-site data. Our Hosted File Backup offers the perfect business solution - low cost and easy set-up with little or no support overhead.
Our Hosted Email Security is the ultimate hosted email protection service, delivering peace of mind to you and your on-site mail server. Providing efficient and accurate filtering of spam, viruses and unwanted emails, plus secure message archiving for analysis, compliance and disaster recovery!
Cloud services can be used by everyone, from individuals to private and public organisations of all shapes and sizes, from small businesses to multinational corporations, educational establishments and government departments.
Cloud-computing services can range from data storage to functional programs, including accounting, customer-service tools and remote desktop hosting.
Businesses use cloud computing to access information anywhere, using any compatible device. Unlike storing information on an individual computer or server in your office, cloud computing stores data on a central Web-based hub that gives anyone with proper credentials, access from any location with an Internet connection. Cloud computing also synchronises data from any device connected to the Internet, keeping them updated in real-time.
In the cloud environment, users can access all types of files, use applications from other locations as though they were in the office and even collaborate remotely on the same project or presentation as someone on the other side of the globe. Even if you're away from work or your office server is inaccessible, data in the cloud is always up-to-date and always available wherever, whenever and from any Internet enabled device.
How Safe is Data in the Cloud?
Cloud safety is all about finding the right vendors and implementing technology that focuses on both identity verification and data encryption.
Apart from Office 365, which is hosted by Microsoft, all our cloud services are hosted on UK-based servers, in class leading dual datacentres! We offer triple hosted mailboxes, TLS/SSL encryption on all inbound and outbound email traffic, SSL on SharePoint and more.........
SMEs can make immediate cost savings of between 25% - 50% by simply shifting basic services such as email and data storage into the cloud.
Cloud services use subscription pricing models that outsource support and maintenance to providers that have greater resources and expertise. This allows small business to free up resources and focus on core business.
Overcome barriers to capital and expertise
Cloud computing can help overcome the traditional barriers SMEs face through limited capital and expertise. In comparison to traditional ICT, cloud services can allow small businesses to acquire new capabilities at only a fraction of the cost.
Improved reliability and security
Cloud services offer a range of benefits including increased security, access to the latest upgrades, integrated management and backup that may not be available to small organisations that are not ICT focused.
Mobility, flexibility and a platform for growth
Mobility supports faster decisions and agile business models with a greater potential for growth. Mobility has been identified by 42% of SMEs as a key driver of cloud service adoption.