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Cloud Hosted Infrastructure

A Hosted Environment is a service set within Cloud Servers, delivered using a combination of technologies including hardware virtualisation and some form of remote connection software. VMware technologies or Microsoft Remote Desktop Services are a popular choice for cloud providers.

Hosted Desktop Environment

Advantages of a Hosted Desktop:

  • Work from anywhere – access your IT data and applications from anywhere at any time with any Internet-enabled device and Internet connection.
  • Combine your IT – No longer does geographical location count, you can communicate and work with your peers as if you were sitting in the same building. See Hosted Telephone Service.
  • Reduce the Cost of IT– No need for expensive equipment such as servers, updated computers or laptops. In the event of a computer failing, a more energy-efficient Thin Client can take its place, helping your company to reduce its carbon footprint and save on electricity bills.
  • Security and reliability – all data is stored in secure data centres where the highest industry standards are used to keep your data safe.
  • Business continuity – our backups and replication mean it can take just minutes to recover from a disaster.

No Office Also Means:

  • No premises to rent
  • No expensive equipment to power
  • No electricity bills
  • No council tax
  • Just reliable, fast and trouble-free systems

Don’t forget to take a look at our Hosted Telephone Systems. They are a must for those companies headed for the Cloud.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is cloud computing for small business?

Cloud computing is quickly becoming the norm, replacing traditional methods of data storage, where data would be accessible through expensive hardware and networking equipment which would be located in a data centre or the business’s office. Cloud computing doesn’t require on-site servers, as all data and processes are stored and executed in the cloud (the internet). By operating in the cloud, generally, you just need an Internet connection and an Internet-ready device (with a web browsing facility) to access your data and execute programs.

Is cloud good for small businesses?

There are many reasons to use the cloud within your business. For small businesses especially, cloud computing can often provide them with access to necessary programs, tools and applications that may otherwise be unaffordable. Moving to the cloud requires a low or no upfront cost and you always have the latest release of software or service, which when combined with the other benefits makes cloud computing a worthy consideration for many small businesses.

How can a small business benefit from cloud computing?

Small businesses can benefit heavily from services such as cloud computing. One of the main benefits is that costs can be lowered considerably due to online applications like Google Drive, Docs and Sheets or MS 365 Basic package having a very low monthly cost for businesses. Small businesses tend to not need a lot of storage space or computing capacity, which means businesses do not have the expense of purchasing computer or server equipment to perform a task. Instead, the business only pays for the storage or processing power it needs and when it is finished the service can be stopped, with no further costs.

What value can cloud computing bring to a small business?

Cloud computing can be especially valuable to small businesses, due to operations and applications being more readily accessible on the cloud than on hardware, as well as benefits such as expanded data storage. Moving to the cloud also creates cost-effective opportunities to start using small business technology with less impact on staff and resources.

What kind of businesses are most likely to benefit from using cloud computing?

All businesses can experiences benefits when using the cloud, but some benefit more than others. For example, businesses within marketing groups, the healthcare industry, accountancy firms, education and the financial industry benefit greatly from the use of the cloud. This is due to these industries relying heavily on the constant availability of data, which in turn makes cloud computing invaluable to them.

What is main benefit of cloud computing?

There are many advantages to cloud computing, such as increased data security, disaster recovery, quality control, and possibly most importantly, the ability to access your work from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. It is also cheaper to work remotely, as money can be saved from not having to rent an office. This means not having to pay for extra electricity, heating or space, and therefore incurring no extra costs when your employees work remotely.

What are the 3 common reasons to use the cloud?

There are many reasons to use the cloud rather than an on-site storage solution, although the most common reasons are file storage, file sharing and backing up data. All types of information can be stored in the cloud, including emails and files, which can be easily shared with others through the cloud itself. Your files can also be backed up in the cloud, so if they are accidentally deleted or corrupted, they can easily be retrieved.

Why should businesses consider the cloud and for what parts of their business?

When managed services and cloud technology are combined, businesses can efficiently share information, speed up decision making processes and prevent a lot of human errors. This can help to effectively boost productivity, as core tasks that matter can be focused on. Additionally, the cloud ensures disaster recovery and business continuity.

How cloud computing is used in business?

Cloud computing can be used within businesses to access information anywhere you are with any compatible device (mobile phone, computer, laptop, tablet etc). Your data is stored on the internet with cloud computing, rather than having your information stored on a physical server or your computer.

How does cloud computing enhance business value?

Cloud computing can provide a lot of value to a business, from increasing profits by allowing employees to work remotely, to giving employees the ability to share information securely from anywhere in an instant. Benefits can easily be seen from the use of cloud computing, as having your company’s data saved on a cloud means cleaning up both physical and digital storage space. Using cloud computing can also increase your business reputation and value as a whole, especially if the competition is not using it. This is due to shared access essentially shortening the time it takes for customers or suppliers to access the market.

What are the ten ways in which cloud computing is beneficial to a business?

Cloud hosting saves you money, instantly scalable resources and pay-as-you-go pricing, strategic competitive advantage, high availability, lightning fast performance, gets new apps running quicker, increased security, more flexible working, environmentally friendly, the cloud is future enabled.


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