The Cloud. Everybody is talking about it. It’s used by suppliers to describe a multitude of different products and services making it very confusing for businesses.
That’s where we come in. The National B2B Centre enables you to get behind the hype, understand the true value to your business and invest in the most beneficial Cloud solutions.
The essence of Cloud is simple. It’s obtaining IT as a utility over the internet. Just like the way the national grid provides electricity. The technology is not particularly new, and neither is the functionality offered. But there are two crucial differences when compared to owning and running hardware and software on your own premises – cost and flexibility.
Cloud offers IT on a pay-as-you-go basis. For the first time your IT can be as agile as your business. You access – and pay for – IT services when you need them. As your business expands and you need more IT capacity you pay for more. If you need less, you pay for less. Simple. No capital outlays, no major (expensive) IT upgrade projects.
Can it really be that simple? Yes – but it does require a thorough understanding of Cloud and how to best apply it to your particular business in order to reap the full benefits. Choosing the most appropriate solution is not easy. You still need to go through a process of defining what you actually want from your investment and evaluating different options before you spend any money.
And using Cloud resources brings a new set of considerations – security often being cited as the major one.
If you think that the Cloud could have a positive impact on your business but aren’t sure where to start call Martin King-Turner on 02476 620158 for a free informal discussion or email email@example.com .