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What is cloud computing?

Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about cloud computing

Cloud computing is a term used regularly in the world of IT. No matter what sector you work in, it’s highly likely that you would have heard the term “cloud” in relation to IT infrastructure.

But do you know what it means and why it exists?

Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about cloud computing.

What is cloud computing?

In simple terms, cloud computing is the delivery of a range of computing services over the internet, in order to provide greater innovation, more flexibility and greater access to data at the click of a button. Where a business used to store all of its digital assets, products and services on a private local network and/or server, more and more are using the virtual cloud to store and deliver them.

Cloud computing is used by a wide range of different industries and covers services such as databases, software, analytics, servers and more.

How can cloud computing benefit my business?

Cloud computing offers a whole host of benefits, which is why many businesses, in all corners of the world, are already reaping the rewards that come hand in hand with cloud-based processes.

Here are some of the many reasons why you should seriously consider investing:

Reduced costs

Many businesses use cloud computing in order to reduce costs. For example, rather than purchasing expensive systems and equipment, you can utilise the services offered by your cloud computing provider. You also won’t need to worry about systems upgrades or new software and hardware.

Improved collaboration

When it comes to running a successful business, collaboration is everything, and cloud-based processes allow you to share data and content far more easily than traditional sharing methods. For example, if you are working on a project across several different locations, you will be able to share the same cloud-based files instantly with all parties working on the project, wherever they are in the world.

Improved performance

One of the key benefits of cloud computing services is that they can improve performance across all aspects of your day to day business operations.

Flexibility

Finally, investing in cloud computing paves the way for greater flexibility across all areas of your business and allows your employees to be more flexible in their day-to-day roles.

How? Cloud-based computing allows your employees to access the data, content and systems they need from home, work, or anywhere in the world.

Why choose CHG Meridian?

If you’re interested in cloud computing solutions and would like to maximise the potential of your IT portfolio, get in touch today.

Here at CHG-MERIDIAN, we ensure our clients are always one step ahead, with equipment harmonisation and tailored plans that work for them.

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