Cloud Services

What is cloud computing & should we consider the cloud?

Many of our clients have been asking us about cloud services and the cloud, what the cloud actually is, what it does and is it of benefit to their business? While there is no real commonly accepted definition of what the cloud is, it’s really just a computer/server space for hosting applications in a data centre such as Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Hosted Exchange.

Cloud applications are accessible from anywhere in the World as long as you have access to internet.

What are the benefits of the cloud to your business?

A lot of cloud service providers will recommend that the cloud is the only way to go for your business and that you’ll enjoy huge savings. Now while this can be a true and there are some great savings to be made, every business has individual needs and so each business must be assessed separately.

If you would like us to assess your business needs and provide a report on the pros and cons of the cloud for your company, please fill in the form and click send, we’ll get back to you with our recommendation and any saving that you could make.

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange in the cloud can really provide some huge savings!

If, for example you had just 10 employees, the cost of 10 Microsoft Exchange mailboxes is likely to be around £50 per month or £600 per year.
An on premise Exchange server including the hardware, operating system, software, backup, disaster recovery, maintenance, support & electricity would easily cost you three times that amount. That said, there are still other factors to look at before moving to the cloud, call us on 01689 422522 or send us an email from the contact form, we’ll work out your most cost effective option.

Share Point

SharePoint in the cloud will make your working life easier for you and your team.

Microsoft SharePoint can be a private data repository, a content management system, a private intranet site, a document management system, a project management system and so much more. You can collaborate, discuss, create reports and design the most spectacular working environment.
Hosted SharePoint starts from just a few pounds per user per month and no matter how large your business grows or data needs increase, we can stand by you.

Office 365

Office 365 can simply be your “go to” office anywhere!

Office 365 allows you to install Microsoft apps on your desktop computer, laptop, iPad, phone, tablet.
Sync files, share files with your team, work from anywhere, always have the latest software versions, always have access to your files and find them easily.

We offer all of the Office 365 cloud services including all Office versions, One Drive, Project, SharePoint, Visio, etc.
1TB of file storage is available with 365.

Hosted Email Security

Stop the threats in the cloud

The best place to stop an email virus has got to be out in the cloud and before it gets to your server or desktop. The chance of an email based virus getting through our hosted email security just about almost zero, we’ve never known it!
It’s not just the viruses that we want to keep out, Hosted Email Security also stops 99.5% of all spam from getting to your mailbox, as standard it also comes with an online quarantine and three digest reports per day of all quarantined emails. The time saved from not having to sift through 100s of unwanted emails a week makes hosted email security pay for itself in no time.

Hosted Email Archiving

Losing the wrong email could cost you thousands.

Many organisations will need to keep an archive of all email communication for compliance requirements. Having an online cloud version of every email sent in and out of your company email domain could prove priceless. Have you ever noticed that it’s always the important email that goes missing? We can setup email archiving so you never lose an email again, even if you delete your entire mailbox, all your emails are still up in the cloud for whenever you need them. Remember that email backup usually just keeps the past 30 days of emails, so anything deleted longer ago than a month could be gone for good without secure email archiving. Call us today to find out how little this peace of mind will cost your business, or email us via the contact form.

Website Hosting

Poor website hosting could mean your site not being found

Top quality website hosting is so important for so many reasons, you don’t want to be on a shared web server with undesirable websites, it will bring your ranking down, you don’t want to be on a slow server as search engines don’t like waiting, sharing web hosting with domains that send out spam emails usually mean that your emails will be delayed or not delivered at all or ending up in the junk folder.

We only allow reputable business websites onto our servers, these servers are of the highest specification, have a 99.99% uptime and based in the UK.

Call us on 01689 422622 or email via the contact form to find out why your business would benefit from our web servers or for any of the other cloud services that we provide.