Have you ever heard the term cloud computing but wasn’t sure exactly what it means? Well not to worry, because Ben from Clever IT is here to explain.
Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. Instead of using in-house servers to store email and documents, they are accessed through the Internet. You won’t have to pay to use expensive software upfront as solutions are provided on a per user/per month basis.
Data is stored across multiple locations, ensuring it is safe at all times and always ready for use. Most people find that using a cloud system reduces their costs because it centralises memory, bandwidth, storage etc. It can also keep you up to date with the latest versions of windows, office and security updates.
The cloud is divided into three core products. Data storage (your files stored and backed up in many locations-never back up again. Hosted email- no need for expensive local exchange servers every three years, for a small monthly cost can live and be backed up off site.
Finally hosted desktop completely replaces the windows environment you currently use and provides a virtual windows which looks exactly the same on a laptop as it does on an IPad.
Cloud users can access all the software, email, documents databases and applications from any internet enabled device, including PCs, Laptops, Tablets and Smart Phones.
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