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What is the cloud?

“The cloud” is a generic name for IT services where information and services are stored over the internet.  Your files are not stored on your computer; instead they are stored on an external location, in the cloud.  Both Facebook and Office 365 are different examples of cloud services, you log into their internet based software to access their service.  Information, data and photos can then be stored on these cloud based services.

If you use the cloud to store information it does not necessarily mean that your data is thousands of miles away from your business location.  Providers such as David Allen IT Solutions News have set up local data centres which provide cloud based services on a local level.  The services provided from these data centres can be diverse and tailored to each individual business’s needs; these may include email hosting, offsite backup services and secure remote access to business information and applications. 

Businesses should certainly be considering cloud services as it offers flexibility and allows you to access your information from anywhere with an internet connection rather than relying on a single server in the corner of your office.  Cloud services also give your business better security so you can rest assured that your data is protected.

For more information on cloud services or to learn more about the IT Solutions News data centre contact us today on 01228 711888.  
 

Posted: April 9th, 2015