Cloud computing is basically computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows users to access the same kinds of applications through the internet.
It is a solution growing in popularity, especially amongst SMEs. Cloud computing involves a third party – typically a service provider and a large data centre, to host the organisation’s email, databases and other mission-critical systems, which are then accessed via a secure internet connection. This can deliver major cost savings.The trade-off is that the organisation will sacrifice some control.
There are different solutions for different needs, and at pc-mac we are well positioned to provide you with independent and knowledgeable advice as our expertise is in traditional and cloud computing methodologies.
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