What is Cloud computing?

Put simply, ‘The Cloud’ is one big, safe place where you can keep and access all your information and files together. Because it uses servers that are connected to the internet rather than relying on local servers and personal computers for storage, all the data you need can be accessed at any time, wherever you are in the world.

Cloud computing (also known as on-demand computing) provides instant access to a shared pool of resources which can be viewed on tablets and phones as well as on your PC or laptop- all you need is a connection to the internet. There are no limits to how much data you can use so worrying about storage space is a thing of the past, and with little or no system management on your part it’s simple, efficient and cost effective.

With hot-desking and working from home become increasingly common practices there has been a huge shift toward cloud computing over recent years, and some vendors are experiencing growth rates of 50% per annum. When you consider the cheap cost of services, high performance, scalability and accessibility that The Cloud has to offer, it’s easy to see why.

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Confusions around Cloud Security

Your data should work for you instead of you having to jump through hoops to understand it, so in our opinion, it’s simple. Select the applications, databases and tools which best suit your business needs first and The Cloud will take care of the rest. You may want to choose one common cloud provider across all solutions, or you can have a range of solutions supported on different platforms. It’s wise to choose a supplier who has a more open offering which isn’t just limited to one database choice so your company can remain open to all possibilities.