"Cloud" has been a favourite buzzword for a few years now but essentially it boils down to trusting your data and your business to people you can't meet, and often can't even speak to when things stop working! Having said that, there are some situations where "Cloud" services can make sense - speak to us before committing your business to a cloudy future and take advantage of our experience of what works and what might not…
Although "Cloud" has been promoted as something new and exciting, it is in part a return to an old way of working; where the servers that do the hard work of storing and processing your data are outwith your business and your control, and you essentially rent the services. For smaller businesses especially, the appeal of dispensing with the (perceived) headache of maintaining your own servers is understandable - but doing so can present some very real problems.
As with many things in life, there are real advantages to be weighed against these disadvantages. For some some companies, remote hosting of some services does make sense and the advantages outweigh the downsides. Some of those advantages are:
In short, we are not opposed to the use of Cloud services and are resellers for a chosen set which we have found to provide a reliable and genuinely useful service for our customers. We are also familiar with configuring and administering many others and will be happy to help you no matter what services you may choose or already be using!