Win by going to the Cloud

  Chris Dunning, Managing Director Tech Quarters, The Home of IT Services SMB Global Microsoft Cloud Partner Winner 2013 –       Introduction/Background I run a business called TechQuarters, we are a highly energetic, young and dynamic IT Services business. I set the business up with the aim of educating and helping businesses adopt the cloud. The timing was…


Small businesses find security in the cloud

Featuring business and technology insights from Cindy Bates Over the last year the number of conversations I’ve had with Small Business owners about migrating to the cloud has increased significantly.  When the cloud emerged as a viable solution for small businesses, many business owners were hesitant to explore the cloud because they weren’t clear on…


Guest Blog: Top Tips on Cloud Computing

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vs0QgpY_yg&feature=youtu.be] What can you do in four minutes that doesn’t involve an egg?  Avail yourself of some excellent tips on cloud computing filmed at the recent LawTech Futures 2013 conference by managed service provider and legal sector/Microsoft specialist e-know.net. This short ‘vox pop video’ brings together a whole host of tips from IT experts like…


Guest Blog: Security Issues Facing The Cloud

  The cloud has been in the tech spotlight for quite some time now. A number of people understand its underlying advantages and the mode of its operation, but few are aware of security threats that face the cloud. Just recently, part of Amazon’s cloud computing service crashed, crippling Instagram and Netflix, together with millions…


The Future of IT for SMBs

 [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7kRL3JCsIk&feature=player_embedded] SMBs need to look beyond the classic deliverables of Cloud Computing: they need to see that it also gives them a golden opportunity to explore new ways of working, embracing collaborative applications such as IP telephony, video conferencing and presence-based Unified Communications as well as enabling greater mobility and flexibility. These are transformational technologies…


Blog: More firms storing data in the cloud

SkyDrive gives business employees the opportunity to store data in the cloud. Businesses can spend vast sums of money storing data on-site on their own servers – or they can consider the alternatives. Increasingly, companies are seeking to make use of hosted services in the cloud, where IT functionality is delivered online by a third-party…


Video: Office 365 explained with not a word said!

[View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6Y9dU3rWvRE]   Cloud Business   The combination of unified communications and Microsoft cloud is an exciting proposition for customers and forms a fantastic solution to drive a business forward. Cloud Business now provide support to their Microsoft Online Services customers as part of the team and we were recently recognised as best in the world…


Guest Blog: Cloud Computing and the need for reduced Office Space

Over the past twenty years, it has been commonplace for businesses of all sizes to invest more heavily than ever in technology in order to keep their organisation modern and maintain a competitive edge.  As the internet and the world’s reliance on digital communications and transactions have increased, so has the amount of money and…


Businesses cannot overlook cloud computing services

Cloud computing is set to infiltrate every organisation over the coming months and years, with or without the approval of the chief information officers (CIO). According to Computacenter, 98.9 per cent of organisations surveyed said they already use at least one cloud service within their IT operation. The firm claimed the data centre needs to…


Cloud Computing as a tool for growth in 2013

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) aim to use cloud computing as a tool for growth in 2013, it has been claimed. According to the Orlando Advocate, such companies are looking to squeeze more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. And they are looking for efficiencies within their IT function, with hosted services high…