Connecting To Cloud ConceptSpeaking ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron launched his new ‘Information Economy Strategy’. This new strategy focuses on the “growth opportunities of Cloud computing”, with a specific emphasis on small and medium-sized businesses.

However, Cameron believes that Cloud computing can help SMEs increase their online presence – and although this is true in part, Cloud computing services can actually offer smaller businesses so much more than a good website.

Key to most Cloud service offerings is the ability for businesses of any size to access advanced, enterprise-grade software, without the usual costs associated with buying and installing the solution in their offices. Even the smallest companies can use advanced systems to get the same benefits as their larger competitors, but at a much more manageable cost.

Cloud computing services can also help small businesses adjust quickly as their needs change. Hosted VoIP solutions, for example, allow provisioning of new phone numbers and extensions to accommodate a changing workforce, and should a business need to move premises, their phone numbers and extensions follow wherever they have an internet connection.

Similarly, Cloud services can be leveraged to make vital company data available to your team anytime any place. Our Live Drive offering, for instance, securely hosts files in the Cloud, ready for access by staff who may be working on the road or in a different office to the server.

To learn more about the benefits of Cloud computing and how the technology extends beyond “just” websites, give the Broadband Cloud Solutions team a call on 0141 585 6363.

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