What is Cloud Computing?
Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more – over the Internet (“the cloud”). Cloud computing also means that instead of storing data on hard drives in your computer or on servers in your office, your data is stored and managed on the Internet and accessed online. Businesses often use the cloud to store and share data.
Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud?
It’s because cloud computing increases efficiency and the collaboration and flexibility of your team. Being able to work anywhere and having the peace of mind for having a robust disaster recovery system in place.
What will be the benefits for my business?
Natural disasters like fires or floods, theft or accidents can destroy your companies critical data if it is stored solely on hard drives or on-premises servers. Cloud storage and backup services can store continuously updated copies of your business data and applications online, so they are always safe from disaster and can be restored after an incident. Of course, you don’t need your business to be destroyed by an earthquake, hurricane or a blizzard to see the value of cloud computing solutions. If your on-premises server goes down, or if heavy snowfall unexpectedly keeps you and your staff from getting to the office, cloud services can ensure you and your staff can keep working using cloud services to keep your business up and running.
What are the most common cloud based applications for businesses?
Office 365 for Business
Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The fully installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) And you can install them across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. Anywhere, anytime and on any platform. - Secure Monitoring of Microsoft 365
Is a web-based application that integrates with Microsoft Office 365, it is also a collaboration environment that organizations of all sizes, under the same roof, in different cities or countries can use to increase the efficiency of business processes. Files and Folders can be shared internally and externally within an organisation with various user permissions all out in the Cloud