OverviewOverview of what Cloud is and what it means to your business
Cloud computing is the most important shift in IT for many years. Simply put, instead of running your IT on your server, it can exist in a highly secured data center - meaning increased reliability, increased availability, unlimited scalability and charges based on usage rather than high up front costs.
At Cloud Hypermarket our focus is on IT which is at the core of all businesses and relys on the internet to function - Email, Calendar, Communications and Intranet - outlines of which can be found by using the right hand menu.
Most organisations rely heavily on their information technology to function. Despite this reliance there is a positive need to control costs. Most information technology budget currently goes towards maintaining systems and on upgrades.
The Cloud presents the solution to these challenges. Incurring the cost of maintaining dedicated facilities within each company makes less and less economic sense. Leasing access to a facility means you don’t need to pay for hardware, software, or maintenance. This means up-front costs can be transformed in to manageable, flexible monthly payments.
Using cloud based services means your organisation has access to a secure, enterprise class infrastructure, regardless of how big your company is. This means you will be using a platform as advanced as exists in any large enterprise, for a fraction of the cost. You can have a service provider manage this infrastructure, or you can manage it yourself. You can move everything to the cloud, or just some aspects. This allows your business to focus on what it does best.
With all the variety of services available it’s hard to know where to start. That’s where Cloud Hypermarket can help – we provide a quick and simple mechanism to understand exactly what’s available and how much it costs. We help you decide on and implement the chosen cloud services within your company.
- Cloud Email
- Shared Calendar
- Document Storage
- Cloud Apps
- SharePoint & Alternatives
- Communication Tools
- The Cloud Uptake
“Cloud computing is a reality, and it's a force that [organisations] need to quickly come to terms with. The economic and social motivation for the cloud is high, the business need for speed and agility is greater than ever before, and the technology has reached a level in which prudent investments in cloud services are fast and easy.”
Network World, May 2009