If you’ve read anything about IT in the last few years you will have heard of ‘the Cloud’. But if you’re not in the IT industry, you might still be unclear as to what exactly this ‘cloud computing’ is going to do for you.
You may have noticed that the modern trend is to get everything from the Internet, keep everything on the Internet, backup everything to the Internet and this method of working has brought with it some considerable efficiencies for small businesses – but also a few (often hidden) dangers. If you listen to the marketing guys – it’s always all good – they never mention the pitfalls or difficulties that undoubtedly exist.
With the arrival of reasonably fast access to the Internet from most places you’re likely to be, Cloud Computing has certainly become a real option. So, instead of using a PC at work , another at home, and a laptop from hotels and airports and finding you never have the document you need on the platform you’re on, we find we can use any device anywhere and access our documents wherever we are. We don’t need to login to our work computer, so we can work remotely. And, because everyone in the office is also working the same way, you can share things much easier. You don’t need to keep sending updated email attachments to each other, you can all access the same document at the same time.
But, the problem is, with thousands of companies – large and small – all jumping on the bandwagon and coming out with new products every day you are inundated with all the marketing hype, when what you really need is someone knowledgeable enough to look at your real needs and evaluate products and services that really could make a positive difference to the way your business operates.
We have experience of many of the main, core services being offered by Microsoft, Google and other big names and our approach is to start with a no-fee discussion of just what it’s all about, and what you would like to achieve and the various ways of going about it. We almost always favour a step-by-step, incremental approach, which enables people to adopt new practices in their own time. Big bang IT projects more often turn out to be expensive flops.
So we talk to you in your language without the all the marketing hyperbole and if we jointly decide that it’s something you want to do, we can help you implement it.
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