Cloud Computing and Its Benefits – How Cloud Service Can Offer Solutions for Your Business
by Stephanie Hutcheon
Advancements in technology are bringing new terms to the board game every year, and it can be difficult to explain the ever-evolving terms. Introducing new IT business concepts to your employees is not always easy as you have to train staff which can be time consuming. North East Cloud have provided a little lesson on cloud, highlighting the benefits and how a cloud service can help your business.
To start with the basics, cloud is an online service which allows you to access all of your data, files and programmes over the Internet, as opposed to your hard drive. This makes your life a little easier as you don’t have to carry X, Y and Z devices around to access files stored on different devices. All of your data is stored on servers connected to the Internet, and there are various forms of cloud depending on whether you’re using the service as a business or as an individual. As an individual a common example is Google Drive; from a business perspective, services such as Concept IT are a good place to start.
Aside the ease of access to all of your files, there is a high level of security and trust associated with the Concept cloud services, who are based in the North East of England with two server centres in Durham and Gateshead. So in the unlikely event that something should go wrong in one of their centres, all of your data is backed up in the other.
Generally, one cloud service is provided to a user; however, for a business, there should be a range of cloud options available so the business owner can decide which package would work best for their business needs. At North East Cloud there are a range of cloud solutions, these include:
• Public Cloud Solutions
• Private Cloud Solutions (recommended for businesses)
• Hybrid Cloud Solutions and
• Cloud App solutions.
Generally the private cloud is chosen for businesses; apart from the benefits highlighted above, private cloud allows you to run more applications than your standard Microsoft Office programmes. Further to this you’re able to employ staff from almost anywhere; the skills you’re looking for in an employee may be based in Australia! The private cloud backup service is ran twice daily so if you lose an important document, don’t worry Concept IT will be able to recover it.
To find out more about the private cloud service or any of the other services such as Office 365 or Hosted Exchange visit www.northeastcloud.co.uk for more information.