High Speed Broadband is now an integral part of the UK’s push to become a leading knowledge economy, how could your business benefit from the use of high speed broadband and Cloud computing?
So what do we mean by the Cloud?
In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. Examples of this may be Google Drive, Microsoft 365 or Apple I Cloud.
In the UK Broadband Study of 2013 improved productivity was one of the areas outlined as one which could help business. How could cloud computing help make your staff more productive? The UK Broadband study found that nationally a 2% reduction in commuting would lead to a reduction of some 2.3 billion kilometers per annum this in turn would make essential journeys quicker and more productive.
Do you need to attend every meeting in person? Using webinar and meeting tools could see a 9% reduction in business travel reducing business mileage by 5.3 billion kms per annum.
Above we have provided you with just a few interesting statistics as to the beneficial effects of using Cloud there are many others, so let’s summarize the main benefits:
You can work from anywhere as long as you have access to the internet , which for example can be through your phone, tablet ,computer or Chrome Book and is what we ‘call off premises IT.’ Telecommuting means that your office can be anywhere you want it to be!
Enables real time information and shared access.
You can work with others on a document at the same time. You can even see what the other person is doing as it happens. There is no longer the need to keep passing information backwards and forwards.
There is normally no initial start up cost and the majority are pay as you go. There is also no need to invest in expensive in-house servers and software, all is provided for by the service provider
Suppliers responsible for the infrastructure
Management such as security and updates are provided for at no extra cost by the suppliers who invest heavily in an experienced and knowledgeable workforce, in order to enable them to be key players in what is a growing competitive market. For example if you are using Google Apps everything is provided by Google and hosted on their powerful and secure servers.
Disaster management and protection of data
If in the case for example of a fire, flood or theft, data will not be lost and still accessible. Therefore causing less disruption to business and the peace of mind in knowing that data will be safe. Cloud also eliminates the need to have to back up files or download to a server.
Let us know how Cloud computing has impacted on your business?
In such a complex area it is always good to know an expert we would suggest Phil Oakley at Outserve http://www.outserveweb.co.uk/
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