the cloud

What is the cloud?

Loads of people find it difficult to get their head round the concept of cloud computing. So we’ve written a new guide explaining it in a non-techy, non-jargony way. According to the Cloud Industry Forum, 62% of UK businesses are switching to the cloud. But what does that actually mean? If you don’t know, don’t worry. You’re not alone.

So many business owners hear a term like “the cloud” and nod sagely as if they understand. But inside they’re thinking “er… yes I kind of know what that’s about, but I couldn’t explain it to someone else”. And if you can’t explain something, you don’t really understand it. Which means you can’t use it to your advantage.

Put simply, the cloud is all about accessing your data and applications through the internet rather than having your own server. Chances are you’re already using it every day and you don’t even realise. Online banking, Facebook – that’s all done via the cloud.

The really great thing about the cloud is it allows small businesses to grow and keep up with the very latest technology, without spending a fortune.

We’ve made a short video to watch our short video which tells you all you need to know about the Cloud…

Why move to the cloud?

Moving to the cloud is great for small and medium sized businesses for lots of reasons. Here are are some of the main ones:

It will save you money: You won’t have to shell out on expensive equipment or recruit in-house computer experts
It will adjust to your IT needs as your business grows: Cloud solutions are highly scalable, so you won’t need to keep adapting your infrastructure or updating your machines every five minutes
It will help your workforce be more productive: No more being tied to the office, because you and your team will be able to easily work from home (or anywhere else with an internet connection)
It will improve communication and collaboration: File sharing is really easy in the cloud, and several people can work together on the same document all at once

Is the cloud safe for your business’s data?

There’s been a lot of noise about cyber crime recently. Hackers are out there nicking data.

So we wouldn’t blame you for being a little bit anxious about moving your data to the cloud (where you access data and applications through the internet, rather than having your own server).

Well here’s the good news. Switching to the cloud doesn’t have to be a problem when it’s with a team of people who really care about keeping your information safe. If you move to cloud computing Dragon IS can promise we’ll take care of you – and your data.

Your Guide to Cloud Computing

The really great thing about the cloud is it allows small businesses to grow and keep up with the very latest technology, without spending a fortune.

We’re experts in cloud computing. You can trust us to hold your hand through the whole process and answer any questions honestly.

Guide to cloud computing

We’ve written a new guide that tells you everything you need to know but have been afraid to ask. In a non-techy, non-jargony way.

Get your small business guide to cloud computing here

If you want to take advantage of the flexibility and cost savings the cloud can offer we’d love to talk to you. Please contact us today.