What is Cloud Computing?
In its simplest form, browsing the Internet is a cloud service. So as you are reading this from your device, whether it be a PC, smartphone or tablet, you are already Cloud enabled! Another cloud service you will no doubt already be using is E-mail, and you may have moved on to using specific applications like CRM or Accounting applications which are hosted externally from your building and accessed via a web browser or secure connection.
So Cloud Computing generally means accessing the "cloud" or the internet for files and services rather than PCs and servers.
How can it benefit your business?
Every business is different but generally the benefits can be:-
- reduced maintenance and costs
- demand for services as you need them
- scaleable and up to date software
- mobile, ideal if you have a mobile workforce
Cloud computing can offer greater flexibility with the trade-off that your organisation may sacrifice some control over your biggest asset, your data, which would normally be located within your own four walls.
The fact is, cloud computing can be a compelling option, but it’s important to decide what’s right for you. Here at Onyx IT, we have the benefit of having a huge amount of experience in both traditional ‘on premise’ solutions, as well as cloud based services, so our customers turn to us for independent, balanced advice about the options available to them.
We continue to provide on premise solutions for many local businesses, but in addition we offer cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365 or a full Private Cloud.
Call us on 01603 414142 or use our enquiry form here.