In fact, the personal cloud is in some ways leading the charge – consumers nowadays are so used to the ubiquity of cloud services on their iPhones and Android devices that traditional IT systems – which were often viewed as complex & cutting-edge – are now frequently viewed as relics of a bygone era.
The staggering success of services like Dropbox, Gmail, iCloud & OneDrive is an obvious indicator that they offer a useful service, that much is for certain.
But how do you decide which set of tools is best suited to your needs?
How do you discourage or prevent the rise of Rogue IT / Shadow IT? Unsanctioned IT services can cause fragmentation and cost not just productivity but also pose very real security & compliance risks.
And it is no longer just large corporations that need to think about security – small organisations are subject to Data Protection requirements and need to ensure that they are taking Information Security seriously.
The time is clearly here to take advantage of the many benefits that cloud computing offers. However this is a whole new ballgame, one that requires a very different approach to the days of popping down to the local PC World and buying a couple of computers.
We are cloud experts.
We spend a huge amount of time evaluating cloud systems so that our clients can benefit from our experience. Whether it’s email systems, productivity suites like Google Apps or Office 365, EFSS (file sharing & sync) tools like Dropbox & Box, Virtual Desktop (VDI) / Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions, or indeed Infrastructure-as-a-Service / Platform-as-a-Service solutions – chances are we’re intimately familiar with the pros & cons, and will be able to quickly provide tailored advice to suit your organisational requirements.
- A cloud strategy should be based on aligning business goals with potential benefit … Intense hype around cloud computing makes it difficult for buyers to understand their options..Gartner, 2014