Cloud computing solutions offer a wide range of benefits to businesses, from lowered costs to better disaster recovery, and UK businesses are catching on. The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) found that 88% of UK businesses are now using cloud services, which is an increase of 83% since their research first started in 2010. But once the decision has been made to utilise cloud computing, IT managers must determine which model of cloud services to use: IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. Most modern companies use a combination, as each offers a different type of solution, which our IT experts explain below.
If all your communications mediums work together seamlessly, you are more efficient. You can work more, and with less effort. This is why businesses are investing in unified communications technology. Luckily if you regularly use a Windows 10 PC and an Android phone or tablet, there are several free Android apps you can install that can seamlessly link the flow of information between the two, putting you firmly aboard the unified communications train, without any additional cost.
Cybercrime is a constantly evolving threat that most businesses are acutely aware of, however have not set aside adequate resources to protect against. When it comes down to making hard budgetary choices, such as cutting staff or going another year without a proper cybercrime strategy, many businesses choose the latter.
Do you know the difference between virtualisation and cloud computing? Most business owners have a hard time distinguishing between the two and find the topic to be fairly dull, technical, and not overly important to running their businss. Yet we believe most companies would benefit greatly from knowing the difference, not least so they can make the right choices and choose the right IT solutions.