Whoever came up with the term “cloud computing” surely could have done a better job, but no matter – we’re stuck with this nebulous phrase we’ve all being hearing so much about. However, is it right for your company, and what, exactly, is it?

At the most basic level, cloud computing is a relatively simple proposition; instead of running programs and applications on computers or servers located on a company’s premises, the entire process is shifted to an external system of data banks that could be anywhere in the world. ‘What’s the advantage of that?’ you ask. Read on.

You don’t need us to tell you that for most businesses, online is where it’s all happening. In this hectic-paced cyber-world, outdated, slow and clunky networks and programs won’t cut it. We all have a real need for online speed, and that includes how we access our programs, apps and data – and the flexibility in doing so.

Now, with cloud computing services, management and staff don’t need to be tethered to their office desks to pull up files and run programs; wherever they have an internet connection and can log in to their cloud provider, they can do exactly that. We’re all on the move, and those who stand still will quickly lose out.

It’s all about the money! Yes, indeed – slashing costs and increasing profitability is what it’s all about. It’s what keeps the business world turning. So we have question for you: pay cripplingly high salaries for a team of IT staff to run and maintain your in-house servers, allocate large sums for costly hardware and software upgrades, pay big power bills – or eliminate that huge burden in one stroke while taking advantage of improved and affordable IT services that not only dramatically reduce your overheads, but give you a superior competitive edge?

That’s the power of cloud computing. Plus, there’s lots more, including ongoing software upgrades, high levels of security that guarantee your files and data are safe, and practically 100% uptime due to multiple levels of power redundancy. It’s no wonder companies of all sizes are ditching their own systems and flocking to cloud computing, and for the major players such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others, it has become a multibillion-dollar business.

If you’d like to know more about how your company can reap real rewards from migrating to cloud computing, or you require business IT support in London, here at Bits & PCs, we’re only too happy to advise. So get in touch with us today and we’ll tell you all you need to know.

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